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Alright, enough news – onto the recipe!

Black Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk and Sea Salt

I based this extremely simple recipe off of one I found at Sea Salt with Food, but I changed several things. The original recipe calls for heating the milk and salt together, but instead I chilled the coconut milk, added it cold, then sprinkled sea salt on top. I really really love the contrasting temperatures, but if it’s not your thing, just follow the other version instead 🙂


(4-6 servings)

1 C of black glutinous/sweet rice (available at Asian grocery stores)
6 C water
1/2 C white sugar
1 C chilled coconut milk
sea salt

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and black rice to a boil then turn the heat down and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the sugar and simmer another 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and spoon into individual serving bowls. Pour 2-3 TBS of chilled coconut milk (I just chilled the whole can, SHAKE before opening, the use what I need) on top of the rice and sprinkle just a pinch of sea salt in each bowl.

Eat and enjoy!