Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Biko (Sweet Rice)


My nanay and grandma used to cook biko for us. But they are not around anymore (may their souls rest in peace). I remember every fiesta, they prepared this for our dessert. Aside from biko, we had suman or bud-bod (sweet rice wrapped with banana leaves). Since I left Philippines, I haven't eaten this until last saturday. A friend's granddaughter was celebrating her birthday so Violy prepared all filipino food including Biko. I was glad, she cooked it and it has satisfied my craving. It tasted good and I even brought a big slice with me when I went home. I had put into writing her recipe and I would love to try this soon. It's easy.

4 cups of sweet rice ( sticky)
4 cups water for cooking the rice
1lb. brown sugar or 1 nut of panocha
2 cups coconut milk

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

2. Then add sweet rice to boiling coconut milk in a heavy pot stirring constantly to keep from burning (about 15 to 20 minutes). When the rice is done and almost dry, transfer it to a baking dish or tray.

3. Mix the reserved coconut milk-sugar/panocha mixture with the reserved panocha. 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.

8 comments:

Lindz said...

lami nih, ahong suyawan nih, mura man dali ra kaayo ... thanks

Chowhound said...

Oh!!! I miss biko! I haven't eaten this in years. My grandma used to make this for me whenever I come and visit or she comes and visits me back in the Philippines. It sure makes me homesick and hungry too.

Anonymous said...

mas masarap f ur going to add 1 cup of condensed milk dun sa ginagawa mong panghalo sa biko...its really yummy, i try it already dun s b-day ng bayaw ko and everybody like it...

Winnie Malig-on Fish said...

Happy New Year to all!!!

Thank you for your recipe, I've been looking for one that doesn't need to be soaked in hours before you cook the sweet rice. Finally found it and I'm very glad and able to make it for the New Year.
I agreed to what the he/she said, adding 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk is really yummy. My hubby and picky daughter liked it.

n said...

Thanks for posting this. Are you originally from southern leyte? I'm just wondering cause The term Bud-bud is only known in southern Leyte.

♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

yummy!!! :D

Mype said...

bud-bud is also a cebuano term for suman... naa sad na sa Cebu Ü... happy new year!

kokonuthut said...

my mum is from Cebu and she adds ginger to hers...I love biko!