What Is Pulut Hitam?
Pulut Hitam or Black Rice Pudding has been part of my childhood and followed me all the way to my adulthood. A simple dish that sticks to your heart and not to your fats – Therefore healthy for the mind and body. It’s perfect for anyone from all kinds of diet, vegan, non-vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or anything else.
However, being in Europe taught me how to improvise with certain ingredients and add some small twist here and there and it became FoodToHeals own new recipe.
What Part Of Dish Influences Anger?
The Black Glutinous Rice hence the Sticky rice or Forbidden Rice is the main ingredient that influences your temperament. The Forbidden Rice contains anthocyanin which is the antioxidant that’s present in all fruits and foods that are dark, purple or wine red. As you progress down the anger recipes you will notice most of the foods that are part of this chapter come from the similar color palate. This component helps you by getting rid of Free Radicals in your brain which destroys the amount or efficiency of oxygen circulation in your brain.
However, the specialty about this rice is that it contains Vitamin E which usually is only present in foods that are black in color. Vitamin E strengthens your immunity and increases your metabolism hence having energy and being positive wouldn’t be a hard thing to do – it becomes natural.
Finally , the best part about this rice that it’s the ultimate detoxifier – it cleanses your blood stream , eliminates harmful toxins from your liver hence giving your liver a healthy hand which prevents the cause of oxidative stress (free radical damage) – therefore you’ll feel less irritated, you’ll be able to rationalize your emotions and you wouldn’t have the surge of aggressiveness often . It’s one of the plant-based ingredients that’s naturally gluten free hence it’s perfect for anyone.
How Do You Make It?
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 min including overnight soaking
- 2 Cups of Black Glutinous Rice, that’s rinsed 3 times and soaked overnight.
- A Pinch Of Salt
- 9 Tbsp of Palm Sugar
- 2 Blades of Pandan Leaves ( If you can’t find them you can skip them)
- ! tsp of cinnamon
- 1 Cardamom Pod ( 3-4 if you don’t have the pandan leaves)
- A Pinch Of Black Pepper
- 1.5 litter – 2 of water
- 150 – 200 ml of Coconut Milk
- A Handful of Shredded Coconut
- Toast the black rice and rinse them thrice before letting it soak overnight. By the next day, the rice should’ve expanded and the water should’ve reduced by half.
- Next day, drain the water. In a pot add the water and pandan leaves along with the Black Rice.
- Keep on stirring to avoid the rice from sticking to the pot and continuously add water if you find it too thick. This process should take you about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. So keep on stirring.
- In a smaller pan, add 100ml liter of water, along with pepper, salt, crushed cardamon pods, cinnamon and palm sugar to create a syrup, keep on stirring until you get the right consistency.
- As you notice the rice expanding and the liquid thickening forming a mucus-like layer, it means the fiber is being released causing the sticky surface – switch off the flame and add the syrup into the rice whilst stirring.
- Once it’s cohesive, add in the coconut milk and mix it well together. This brings out the perfect aroma of the dish.
- Finally to serve, use a bowl to serve the dish and sprinkle a generous amount of shredded coconut for the added crunch.
P.S it isn’t the dish if you’re suffering from diabetes. However, this dish will definitely keep you a lot calmer or basically increase the intake of glutenous rice whether it’s black or white – is better for your overall anger and blood pressure.