Recipe for Best Purple Food You Will Ever Eat!

Best Purple Food You Will Ever Eat !

Purple Glutinous Rice Pudding

(Khao Neow Dum Ptag)

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Similar to the Western Rice Pudding this is a Thai dessert that is very nourishing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, rice congees are prepared for people when they are recovering from an illness. It is also used to nourish a new mother after she has given birth. Congees are basically overcooked, soupy rice that nourishes because the overcooking of the rice makes it easily digested. Although Thai in origin, this  pudding is similar to a congee.
1 cup purple glutinous rice (not black rice). Ingredients:

Can be found at Asian grocery stores and Larry’s Brown Deer Market.

6 cups water

1/2 cup palm sugar

2 cups coconut milk

 

Reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook for 45 minutes, until rice is very soft and soupy. Stir occasionally.

 

Topping:

1/2 cup coconut cream

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup palm sugar

(I sometimes skip making the topping and top with fresh mangoes)

 

Rinse and drain rice. Place rice in medium saucepan, add water, and heat to boiling.

Add the palm sugar and coconut milk. Stir well and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Combine topping ingredients and pour a small amount over each serving.

Serves 4

Note: Use of Palm Sugar is important. When I have substituted regular white sugar, it does not have the same flavor. An added advantage of palm sugar is tht it has a low glycemic index, meaning it will keep your blood sugar and insulin more even.