Lutong Pinoy Recipes

Ube Biko

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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!
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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

    1. 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.
    2. In another cooking pot, bring coconut milk to a boil.
    3. Add sugar gradually and stir. Do the same with the grated purple yam. Cook for 5-7 minutes over low heat while stirring.
    4. Add salt and ube flavoring and cook for another 3 minutes or until mixture becomes thick.
    5. Pour the ube mixture to the cooked rice and mix well until rice is evenly covered with the mixture.
    6. Transfer to a container and flatten surface.
    7. Top with toasted grated coconut and serve.