April 4, 2017

Here is How to Make My Holy Week Food Staple – Homemade Biko


Since I was a child, as early as 4, if I remember correctly, my family never fails to have biko during the holy week. We are Catholics and practice abstinence and fasting. A child though, has to eat and be kept nourished, so aside from fish and vegetables, my lola prepares her specialty – homemade biko.

Here’s how to do it.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup sticky rice (malagkit)
  • 2 cups water (for cooking the rice)
  • 1 1/2 coconut milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon calamansi rind
  • For the latik ( the yummy semi-sweet brown toppings)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

What to do:

  1. Cook the sticky rice with 2 cups of water.
  2. Make the latik: Simmer 1/2 cup coconut milk until brown and completely reduced. Drain the coconut oil.
  3. In another pan, combine the coconut milk, sugar and calamansi rind. Add the cooked sticky rice and mix until well-combined.
  4. Transfer onto a pan lined with banana leaves. Let cool.
  5. Cut into squares, top with the latik, and enjoy with family!

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Wayne is a mom to a toddler. She's passionate about breastfeeding. She loves movies and series, action, sci-fi and fantasy. Not so much on love stories. She is a kitchen scientist. Pet peeve: know-it-all.