Easy Recipes: Pressure-Cooker Bubur Pulut Hitam

Sheila Hong
Sheila Hong
June 04, 2021

Some recipes might be time-consuming but the easy number of steps (and the tasty end result!) more than make up for it. Preparing Bubur Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice dessert soup) the old-fashioned way involves long hours of stirring when you’re cooking it on a stove. Use a pressure cooker or rice cooker instead! Not only is it still simple to put together, it also means you don’t have to constantly stand watch over it.

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Bubur Pulut Hitam

Author: Sheila Hong


  • 100 g black glutinous rice
  • 2 pandan leaves knotted
  • 80-100 g gula melaka (palm sugar)
  • 875 ml water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (optional)


  1. Wash the black glutinous rice.

  2. Place the rice, pandan leaves, gula melaka and water into the pressure cooker.

  3. Make sure it’s on high pressure and set the timer for 1 hour 15 minutes.

  4. Once it’s done, wait  for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure.

  5. Serve it in bowls and drizzle coconut milk over the bubur pulut hitam.


This delicious treat can be enjoyed piping hot or at room temperature! Extra tips for the rice: soaking it overnight (or for at least four hours) or even grinding it up in a food processor beforehand will help speed up the process by a lot! In which case, just 15-30 minutes in the pressure cooker will do.