Black rice kheer – a simple and vegan kheer or pudding recipe with black rice, coconut sugar, and coconut milk.
Rice is our staple food and we eat quite a lot of it. I always try to include different types of rice for their nutritional benefits. Black rice often called as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain which has all benefits as regular rice and is also rich in antioxidants. Black rice is rich in iron and known to be good for Kidneys.
We consume hand pounded rice every day, as completely polished rice doesn’t contain all vitamins and minerals. This is a good read if you want to know all about rice and its benefits.
Generally, we use red rice or brown rice for dosas, hand pounded rice for making rice flour. We use rice flour also quite often in our day to day cooking. Rice flour is generally used in many breakfast recipes. I have posted the recipe for sarvapindi here. We also make upma, instant dosas with rice flour.
Till now, I have made only kheer with black rice. I should try more recipes with this. Black rice and mango combination will be very good and I try to make this kheer in mango season. If I add mango to the kheer, I will skip the sugar completely. Black rice is naturally sweet in taste and mango complements it.
Another kheer recipe with quinoa can be found here. Please check this link for all sweet recipes on this blog.
Variations to black rice kheer:
This recipe has coconut milk, you can use regular milk as well to make this recipe.
I made a smoothie out of this kheer by blending it with coconut milk. This will be a good breakfast option and can be easily carried to the office.
Instead of coconut sugar, dates paste or jaggery or palm sugar can also be used to make the payasam.
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