Fruity Black Rice Porridge


1 cup black rice, soaked overnight
1 can coconut milk
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut flakes

Fruits as you like: mango, passionfruit, banana, kiwi, pineapple


1. Let rice soak overnight (up to 8hrs). Drain and rinse well.

2. Place rice in a saucepan with coconut milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to simmer and cook uncovered, stirring frequently until the rice is tender and all the milk has been absorbed. (about 25-30min). Add maple syrup and fold to combine.

3. Prepare all the fruit while the rice is cooking.

4. To serve, place rice in a bowl, top with fruit, coconut and coconut milk.

Melanie Olsen

Melanie Olsen


Melanie is one of Sydney’s top Sports Dietitian’s. Commencing her career in hospitals, before specialising in Sports Nutrition and Personal Training, gives Mel the unique combination to understand the nutritional demands of exercise. Her approach is simplistic, backed by science and results based. Check out for more information or to book a consult.