Black Rice Pudding

I always love Gwyneth Paltrow cookbooks as they are simple, easy, healthy, and delicious. So when she came out with her newest book, The Clean Plate, a couple weeks ago, I was so excited to try out all the different recipes. And sure enough, everything I make from it is a WIN and I love them all. Randomly this past weekend when it was Arctic temperatures outside and there was nothing to do besides be cooped up and freezing, I decided to make the black rice pudding from her book. It was suuuuuper easy and extremely tasty. I plan to eat it as a dessert or as a hearty winter breakfast or both.




* 1/2 cup of black rice

* 2 cups of water

* 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk

* 1 chopped pitted date

* 1/4 teaspoon salt




* Put everything into a pot. When it has fully boiled, turn it to simmer, cover it, and let it sit for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.



Measure again…

Chop just a little bit….

And voila after 30 minutes, it looks like this!


* Once it is done, chop mango, add a tablespoon of coconut milk, and DEVOUR IT! It is so delicious — warm, creamy, and oh so comforting!

Colorful, rich, and ever so perfect.


Gwyneth says in the cookbook that she would serve this as a dessert to some people, and I agree — although no refined sugar in it, there is something sweet and decadent about it. I love it oh so much! Now, I have a pot full of it for the week — and with this wintery blizzardy forecast in the North East — it is perfect!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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