Every Filipino loves the traditional biko any time. It’s sweet and full of tropical flavors mixed with the caramel kick of sugar. What if we try to experiment a little and add in another famous representative of Filipino taste? Ube has been garnering a lot of attention lately so let’s try UBE BIKO! It’s just like the ordinary biko but with a nice addition of ube flavor. Here’s the Pinoy recipe!
What You Need
- 1 ½ cups glutinous rice
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- 1 ¾ cups water
- ½ cup freshly grated purple yam
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ube flavoring
- 4 cups coconut milk
What To Do
- Combine rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until water is absorbed. Stir the rice occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the pot.
- In another cooking pot, bring coconut milk to a boil.
- Add sugar gradually and stir. Do the same with the grated purple yam. Cook for 5-7 minutes over low heat while stirring.
- Add salt and ube flavoring and cook for another 3 minutes or until mixture becomes thick.
- Pour the ube mixture to the cooked rice and mix well until rice is evenly covered with the mixture.
- Transfer to a container and flatten surface.
- Top with toasted grated coconut and serve.