Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Biko (Sweet sticky rice)

A sweet sticky rice called "Biko" is a Filipino native delicious food top with a mouthwatering caramel ("latik") is usually served during Birthdays, Christmas, New Year, and other special celebration in the Philippines. It consists of malagkit (glutinous) rice, coconut milk, sugar, and topped with  caramel. It usually sold through sidewalk vendors at the market (Php 5.00 to  Php 10.00). Biko can be easily prepared, below is the list of ingredients;

4 cups of sweet rice ("pilit")
4 cups water for cooking the rice
1KL. brown sugar
2 cups coconut milk

1. Cook the rice in the rice cooker, while waiting boil the coconut milk and mix it with the brown sugar (reserve something for the toppings) separately.

2. Then add sweet rice ("pilit") to boiling coconut milk in a heavy pot stirring constantly to keep from burning (about 15 minutes). When the rice is done and almost dry, transfer it to a tray.

3. Mix the reserved coconut milk-sugar mixture. This will be used for the toppings. Spread it over the sweet rice on a baking dish.Bake at 350°for about 25 minutes or until topping thickens.

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