I would like to share with you a recipe that my Aunt from Hawaii shared with me. My mother’s side of the family is pure Filipino so I am half. When my aunt came to stay with me for a week the first thing I asked her to do is cook for me. (I know, I have no shame!) I missed all the foods that I grew up with like Chicken Adobo, Chicken and Papaya and of course the yummy desserts. My aunt has cooked all her life so the only way I was able to get this recipe was to write it down while she was doing it. She didn’t use any measuring cups so I tried to guess the best I could. I will explain more below…oh and this picture is not one that I actually took. I borrowed it since I don’t have any pictures of the dessert my aunt made and I haven’t made any since.
Sweet Coconut Rice Recipe or Bibingka
Ingredients (the items pictured are just examples – not the specific ones you need):
Glutinous rice/Sweet rice – 2 1/2 cups
Brown Sugar – 2/3 cup
1. Fill a large bowl with water and soak the sweet rice for 1 hour.
2. Drain and cook rice in a rice cooker or over the stove.
3. Add cooked rice to a large saucepan with low-medium heat. While stirring continuously, add coconut milk slowly. Keep stirring. Add brown sugar. Keep stirring until milk is absorbed. Will be very thick at this point.
4. Move rice to a glass or metal baking pan. Flatten the top with the back of a spoon or with a greased spatula.
5. Let cool. Cut into desired shape and serve.
5. Optional: Sprinkle with more brown sugar and bake at 350 degrees until sugar is melted. Cool and serve.
I will do another post once I bake it again so that I can share my own pictures! Let me know if you make it and how you like it.