Lisa Guy's Activated Black Rice Pudding

Activated Black Rice Pudding with Fresh Fruit

Black rice is a great source of potent antioxidants, called anthocyanins, which neutralise damaging free radicals in the body, helping to prevent chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. The fruits used in this dessert are full of vitamin C, required for strong immunity and healthy skin and adrenal function, and also provide plenty of protective antioxidants.

Serves: 4


Activated Black Rice Pudding with Fresh Fruit

By: Lisa Guy

You can eat this bowl for breakfast or dessert! It’s full of vitamin C, required for strong immunity and healthy skin and adrenal function.


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  • ½ cup black rice, soaked overnight
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 × 400mL tin coconut cream
  • 1½ tbsp maple syrup
  • Topping
  • ½ pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 2 passionfruit
  • 1 kiwifruit, sliced


  • Rinse rice well and place rice, fresh water, vanilla bean and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil then allow rice to simmer for 25 mins, until cooked through and water absorbed. Add extra water if needed.
  • Add 1¼ cups of coconut cream and maple syrup and cook for a further 20 mins, until rice is thick and creamy. Set aside ¼ cup of coconut cream for topping.
  • Divide pudding into 4 small bowls and allow rice to cool a little.
  • Top each bowl with a drizzle of coconut cream, passionfruit pulp, pomegranate seeds and slice of kiwifruit.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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