Sweet Rice Flour Porridge

Bubur Sumsum

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

  • About

Various types of flour made from sago, tapioca, rice and small, round green mung beans are widely used for making simple desserts and cakes. Bubur Sumsum is the Indonesian equivalent of a Jewish mother’s Chicken Soup—if you have a problem, eat a bowl of Bubur Sumsum and all will be well.


  • cups (180 g) rice flour
  • 6 cups (


  1. Make the Palm Sugar Syrup by following the above recipe (step 1).
  2. Combine the flour and water in a mixing bowl and mix well. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove any lumps. Place in a non-stick saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 30 minu