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Che Dau Trang ~ Black Eyed Peas Rice Pudding

This is a delightful che of rice pudding and black eye peas in a sweet coconut sauce.
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: black eyed peas, che, dessert
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 304kcal


Che Dau Ingredients:

  • 1 cup glutinous sweet rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 black eyed peas 16 oz can

Coconut Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 coconut milk 16 oz can
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons sugar


  • In an 8-cup sauce pan add the sweet rice with the 4 cups of water. Cover and cook over medium heat. The rice will be cooked in 20-30 minutes. I suggest you stir the rice in the final 5-10 minutes of cooking, because sweet rice tends to stick to the bottom of the pan rather easily. You want the finished rice to be a little runny but not thick as mashed potatoes. You can always add a few teaspoons of water to loosen the rice if it is too thick.
  • Once the rice has finished cooking, turn off the stove. Drain and rinse a can of black eyed peas and then add it to the sweet sticky rice. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and fold everything together. Transfer the che into a heat proof bowl and let it cool before placing it into the refrigerator.
  • To make the coconut sauce, pour a can of coconut milk into a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the half and half to make a slurry and then slowly stir it into the simmering coconut milk. Mix in the sugar and then turn off the heat.
  • To serve, scoop a few spoonfuls of the che into a bowl and then drizzle with a few spoons of the coconut sauce and enjoy. I've also seen this che topped off with crushed peanuts and roasted sesame seeds, so if you have those ingredients around give it a try.


Sodium: 22mg | Calcium: 28mg | Vitamin A: 54IU | Sugar: 28g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 55mg | Cholesterol: 6mg | Calories: 304kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 67g | Iron: 1mg
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