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Biko with Latik Recipe

Biko is a traditional Filipino kakanin made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and brown sugar topped with chewy fried coconut bit called "latik". This kakanin is common during All Souls Day. 


2 cups sweet rice (glutenous)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can (400 ml) Chaokoh coconut milk

2 cups water

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cooking Procedure:

Wash sweet rice, rinse and set aside.

Add sugar, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla and salt to the rice.

Cook in medium high heat for few minutes.

When the rice mixture starts to boil reduce heat to really slow.

Cover and simmer while stirring constantly every few minutes making sure the rice cooks right.

Making the Latik:

Pour 1 can coconut milk in a sauce pan.

Bring to boil. Once it start to boil reduce heat to low and simmer.

Keep stirring till the coconut milk starts to dry and turns brown.

Strain the latik to get rid of the excess oil.

Transfer cooked suman to a serving dish and top with latik before serving. Enjoy!

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