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Bubur Ketan/Pulut Hitam: Black Glutinous Rice Dessert Porridge (Vegan)

Bubur Ketan / Pulut Hitam: Black Glutinous Rice Dessert Porridge (Vegan)

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


Bubur ketan or pulut hitam, literally “black glutinous rice porridge”, is a sweet dessert porridge that’s common to the Malay Archipelago.


  • 150g dried glutinous black rice rice (soak overnight beforehand)
  • 2 litres water
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted.
  • 3 tbsp raw sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • A drizzle of coconut cream (garnish)


  1. Wash the black rice thoroughly and drain.
  2. Put the black rice and the water in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat, and leave to simmer.
  4. After an hour, add the sugar, salt, and pandan leaves.
  5. Simmer for another hour, until the rice is so soft it’s barely distinguishable from the water. Adjust sugar. Turn off the stove.
  6. Dish out to a serving bowl, drizzle with coconut cream, and serve.

    Bubur Ketan/Pulut Hitam is ready


  • For this recipe, I’ve used raw sugar, but you can use any type of sugar you like. 
  • I haven’t used much sugar because I can’t handle anything too sweet. Do taste before serving, and adjust to your liking.

Keywords: Healthy, Coconut, Pandan, sugar