Easy 5 Ingredient Biko Recipe (Filipino Sticky Rice Cake)
This simple Biko recipe uses our Coconut Spread inspired by Pinoy Coco Jam.
In the Filipino snack and dessert universe, there’s a popular sticky rice group called Kakanin. These usually include the classic Suman (steamed glutinous rice in banana leaves), Puto, Bibingka and Biko name a few. Suman was a staple in our household growing up. Bibingka was another snack that we’d pick up on our way home from school. However, it was Biko that was the treat that my mom would make for us at home. YUM. It was the homiest of the kakanin, in my memory, and the one we’d share with neighbors, friends and each other..
- 2 Cups glutinous rice
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- 2 jars of Pika Pika’s coconut spread
- 1 Cup of water
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Coconut oil for pan
- In a saucepan, bring coconut cream to a boil on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Oil and curds should start separating in 7-8 minutes.
- Keep cooking and stir occasionally until oil and curds continue to separate and curds become toasted brown.
- Once the curds have fully separated, remove from the pan and let dry with paper towels on a plate.
- Wash glutinous rice with water at least 3 times or until the water is mostly clear.
- Coat 8x8 pan with coconut oil
- Place the rice in a small pot.
- Add ½ cup of coconut milk, 1 ½ cups of water and ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer while covered until liquid is absorbed and the rice is a little firm (less than al dente but that’s okay because we are baking!) Make sure to leave with the lid closed or the moisture will be lost and the rice will not cook. About 20-25 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 375°F
- Put semi-cooked rice in a new pot and mix in 1 jar of Pika Pika’s coconut spread.
- Combine the rice with the spread until all grains are coated.
- Transfer to a baking dish and pat down the top until flat.
- Pour half a jar of Pika Pika’s coconut spread (more if you’d like!) on top.
- Bake for 30 to 35 min until the top caramelizes and is bubbly
- Let cool and top with Latik
- Enjoy with friends and/or family or yourself!