We showed you the soup, so let’s skip to the dessert – another yum dish from the dietary screen queen, Gwenyth Paltrow. She doesn’t keep her sleek bod and glowing complexion without culinary effort. She is what she eats. Here’s another dish from her latest book, The Clean Plate – Delicious Health Recipes for Everyday Glow (Hachettte), which features a host of super healthy recipes. This delish black rice pudding is one of them!
Full of iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants, black rice is a nutritional powerhouse. It also happens to be delicious. Here I simmer it slowly in water and coconut milk, and top it with ripe mango. It plays to both sides—a little sweet, a little salty. In the right crowd, I’d even get away with serving it for dessert.
½ cup black rice
2 cups water
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
1 date, pitted and diced
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ mango, peeled and sliced
In a small saucepan, combine the rice, water, ½ cup of the coconut milk, the date, and the salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, cover, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through to make sure the rice is not sticking.
Divide the rice pudding between two bowls and pour 1 tablespoon of the coconut milk over each. Top with the mango and serve.
These recipes are extracted from The Clean Plate: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Everyday Glow by Gwyneth Paltrow, published by Hachette Australia RRP $45.00.
Photographer: Ditte Isager