1 cup black rice
2 cups water
1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 tablespoon sesame seed (optional)
1 tablespoon crushed peanuts (optional)
1/ Soak rice in enough water to cover for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight), then drain.
2/ Place rice and the 2 cups water in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.
3/ Reduce heat and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 40 minutes.
4/ Alternatively, place rice in a rice steamer over boiling water and cook for 40 minutes or until tender.
5/ Fluff rice before serving.
6/ Garnish with coconut, sesame seeds, and/or peanuts, if desired (traditional).