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Traditional rice dessert eaten at Christmas


Yield 4-6
Preparation time 15-20 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
Main Ingredient Rice


  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp liquid blue food coloring
  • 1 tsp liquid red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups glutinous rice powder
  • grated or desiccated coconut
  • sesame seed
  • butter/margarine
  • banana leaf 
  • sugar for topping


  1. Mix together the hot water, sugar and the two food coloring. Continue mixing until all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Mix in the glutinous rice flour to form a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into smaller pieces.
  4. Using your hand, roll each small piece of dough into a long round shape about 4-5 inches long.
  5. Spread margarine or butter in a  heat proof plate and put the long dough on it. Steam for 5 minutes or until done.
  6. Remove from steamer and put on top of a banana leaf.
  7. Apply margarine/butter then top with shredded coconut, sugar and sesame seeds.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

This recipe has been provided withn the kind permission of Pinoy Tsibog. Please visit the site for an oustanding selection of authentic Filipino recipes.