Delish Biko Recipe
Biko is a type of kakanin or rice cake that includes glutinous or sticky rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar as ingredients. Although the dish has several versions, the main components remain the same, that’s why regardless of the cooking method used, it is still called biko. As a popular snack or dessert, this delicacy is sold in all public market in the country and is usually wrapped in a banana leaf. But you can also make one yourself at home as it is easy and simple to prepare.
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Because of its genuine goodness, biko remains one of the most served snacks during birthdays, fiestas, family reunions, and other special occasions.
One version of biko recipe uses latik or cooked coconut milk residue as toppings, others prefer pouring caramelized coconut milk on top. As for the method, you can cook it in a pot or bake it in an oven. But for this particular biko recipe, no garnishing is needed as all the ingredients are blended together from the beginning.
Here’s a simple yet delicious biko recipe you can try at home.
- 2 cups glutinous rice or sticky rice
- 1 ½ cups water
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 cups coconut milk
- ½ tsp salt
- Cook the sticky rice in the rice cooker using a lesser amount of water. This is so that the rice will only be cooked halfway and not completely.
- While waiting for the rice to be cooked, pour all the remaining ingredients, coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a pot. Make sure that the heat is set to low level to avoid burning the mixture. Continue stirring until the texture becomes thick.
- Once the ideal texture is achieved and the rice is already cooked, transfer the cooked sticky rice to the coconut milk and sugar mixture and mix it well.
- Continue cooking and stirring over low heat until liquid is reduced. Do not overcook.
- Turn off the heat and transfer the biko to a serving plate.
- Let it cool down before serving.