Boosting black rice porridge for your kidney

In traditional Chinese medicine, black-coloured foods are traditionally believed to strengthen the kidneys. Kickstart your day with this black rice porridge, which is sweet, nourishing and delightfully aromatic.


  • ¾ cup black rice
  • 400ml milk (your choice of coconut, dairy, soy, almond or oat milk)
  • 300ml water
  •  ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g sweet white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp honey

To serve:

  • Coconut yoghurt
  • Mango
  • Prunes
  • Black sesame seeds


  1. Place rice, milk, water, cardamom powder and vanilla essence into a medium saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in miso and honey, and place porridge into serving bowls.
  4. Top with mango, prunes and black sesame seeds, eat while warm.


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