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Black Rice Porridge ( Burbor Hitam )

Thursday, August 13, 2009



Burbor Hitam is a popular hot dessert in Singapore. Even though it’s called black rice porridge, it’s actually a dessert. Most elderly loves them as they are easy to digest and taste wonderful too. Sis likes this dessert too, and she often ask me to cook some for her. Yum yum!

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Black Rice Porridge ( Burbor Hitam )

( serves 4 )



100 g                 black glutinous rice

20 g                     white glutinous rice

250 ml               water ( for soaking )

400 ml               water

5 leaves              pandan leaf

50 g                     sugar


Coconut cream



1.    Combine white and black glutinous rice and wash with water.

        Transfer to large bowl and add 250 ml water to soak overnight.

2.    Bring 400 ml water to boil and add pandan leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes on

        medium low heat.

3.    Remove pandan leaves and add rice mixture ( with water ) to cook. Once boiled,

        reduce heat to low and cook half covered for 1 – 11/2 hr.. Stirring occasionally to

        prevent burning on bottom. Cook until water has dry up to desired consistency.

4.    Add sugar to taste.* Off heat and ladle into bowl. Top with coconut cream and serve. 


  * Amount of sugar can be adjusted to suit own taste.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Friday, November 6, 2009 2:54 pm

    Great pics 🙂 Here’s my idea for durian lovers — add a cup of durian pulp to the pot of pulut hitam; it tastes really heavenly. See the recipe here:

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