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Thermomix Pulut Hitam

A delicious black glutinous rice sweet soup from Southeast Asia.


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Thermomix Pulut Hitam
August 15, 2013
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Thermomix Pulut Hitam

The concept of having rice for dessert is enough to make my screw my face up in confusion. 

WHY would I want rice and more carbs for dessert?

It’s like, why serve potato in a rice or pasta dish? Carb on carb action.

Yet, for some reason, I don’t seem to think of pulut hitam as a rice dish. 

Yes. I’m delusional.

Sticky rice rice with mango also isn’t technically a rice dish for me. I think it must be Asian rice desserts aren’t carby in my eyes… who knows!

I can’t remember the first time I had pulut hitam. It was no doubt on a trip to the motherland, Malaysia. It’s also a dish I’ve enjoyed at a few restaurants down here, with the alteration of serving it with ice-cream instead of coconut milk. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it people! Coconut ice-cream if you can, if not; vanilla does the job!

If you are wondering where to buy black glutinous rice from, any good Asian grocer should stock it. 

Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Pudding)

Adapted from Taste of Asia – Thermomix
Print Recipe


  • 200g black glutinous rice
  • 1.3L water
  • 2 pandan leaves, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 50g sugar
  • 100g dark palm sugar
  • coconut cream or coconut ice-cream, to serve


  • Rinse rice and place into a fry pan. Stir over gentle heat until rice is dry and slightly toasted. Soak in enough water just to cover and for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Place rice, water and pandan leaves into TM bowl and cook for 15 minutes at Varoma temperature on Reverse + speed 1. Remove MC and cover with basket if it bubbles up too much.
  • Add sugar and palm sugar and cook for 40-50 minutes at 100C on Reverse + speed 1.5 (Pulut Hitam is cooked when it thickens and grains are soft).
  • Serve hot with coconut cream drizzled on top or cold with coconut cream and ice-cream.


You can omit frying the rice and just was and soak grains. Frying the grains gives a better flavour and texture. 
Cooking time will vary depending on the time spent soaking. 


21 comments on “Thermomix Pulut Hitam

    Bring on rice for dessert, I love it! I would eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    August 15, 2013 at 7:59 am
  2. milkteaxx

    i love my carbs and carb on carbs make me happy!

    August 15, 2013 at 10:18 am
  3. Michelle @ The Bakeanista

    My favourite!!!! With lots and lots of coconut cream. Hehe! 😛 #suchafatty I miss having all sorts of tong-shui in Malaysia. 🙁 Should make this soon, but I guess I will have to make do with the manual way.

    August 15, 2013 at 10:42 am
  4. Catherine

    It goes great with coconut ice cream! Damn you for making me want the Thermomix even more *shakes fists* One day…!!

    August 15, 2013 at 10:51 am
  5. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    lol there’s nothing sexier than carb on carb action. Haha. Hello potato pizza and you tiao in sticky rice! This looks awesome – and so jealous you can make it so easily too.

    August 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  6. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    I love love love black glutinous rice. I never appreciated it as I ate it all the time when I was younger, but since I realised mum makes it (she usually offloads it to friends) I’ve told her never to share them ever again! lol

    August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  7. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    That looks dreamy. I think it’s time it came out of my Thermomix and into my bowl. 🙂

    August 16, 2013 at 1:47 am
  8. Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today

    Rice for dessert- big yes.

    August 16, 2013 at 8:05 am
  9. Hannah

    Uh… but most desserts are carbs…

    I do love pulut hitam! You’re making me miss my fav Thai and Malaysian restaurants in Canberra 🙂

    August 16, 2013 at 10:28 am
  10. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    I love having rice pudding for dessert so can certainly see how rice for dessert works!

    August 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm
  11. Em

    I made rice pudding for dessert on Saturday for a friend who is allergic to practically everything. I have never been keen on rice for dessert and had actually never tried rice pudding before. J loves it though. The one I made was a cold version (so I didn’t have to cook it after dinner with everyone watching). I didn’t really like it, but it did taste better when it was warm when I first cooked it.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm
  12. GourmetGetaways

    I love black rice dessert!!
    This looks so good too, I can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  13. Winston

    Gosh Shellie I don’t think pulut hitam photos can get any better than that! Your piks getting more and more mouthwatering by the day LOVE EEEEET. Hey hey you know what my friend left her Thermomix by mistake it’s been sitting on my benchtop for over a week I doubt she’s coming to get it anytime soon. Think I’ll sneakily use it before she comes by to pick it up kaka

    August 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm
  14. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Oh oh oh I love black rice 🙂 We have a super similar dessert in HK so so so good ~ Save me some next time you make it!

    August 20, 2013 at 11:46 am
  15. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    oh, oh, oh this is like my dream!! We need to have a dinner party. Or just go the Baby Pizza with Holly. Let’s do it! SO off topic. Your dish looks ace.
    Heidi xo

    August 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  16. Mel

    Hi this looks delicious- can you make without the pandanus leaves?

    September 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      You won’t get the full flavour without them I’d say 🙂

      September 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm
  17. Elisabeth

    I need to make this tonight and could only get frozen Pandan leaves, they are pre cut into approx 15cm sections, how many pieces would equal 1 pandan leaf?

    December 11, 2014 at 11:42 am
  18. Josephine leow

    I tried this recipe but it didn’t turn out like the one cook over the stove. The rice didn’t break and the liquid was very watery. Any clue what went wrong?

    February 23, 2019 at 6:05 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I’m not sure sorry, perhaps you didn’t soak the rice long enough?

      September 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm

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