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Black rice kheer - black rice payasam

Black rice kheer

Healthy and tasty kheer or payasam recipe with black rice, coconut milk, and coconut sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soak time 8 hours
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


  • ½ cup Black rice
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Coconut Sugar or Palm Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamon powder


  • Soak black rice for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the water from soaked rice and wash it thoroughly.
  • Add 1 cup water to washed rice and cook like regular rice. It took around 15 minutes for me on the stove top. Rice can be cooked in the pressure cooker as well.
  • Mash the cooked rice with a potato masher. Add cardamom powder, coconut sugar, coconut milk and mix everything well.
  • This kheer can be served hot or cold. If you wish to serve hot, boil it for 5 minutes and it will be ready to serve. Else, refrigerate and serve the kheer when it is cooled enough.


You can use nutmeg or vanilla beans as well for flavoring the kheer.