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Biko (Filipino Sweet Rice)

Sweet-sticky rice cooked in coconut milk is the recipe of Biko or sometimes known as kankanin or Bibingka.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 9


  • 4 cups coconut milk (reserve ½ cup)
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar (reserve ½ cup)
  • 1 ⅓ cups  mochi rice
  • Wilted banana leaves


  • Wash the rice under cold water. Rinse it until the water becomes pretty clear. Soak the rice in water and set aside.
  • In a double boiler, bring the water to a boil. In the pot or bowl above the water, add in 3½  coconut milk. Set aside the reserved 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Cook the coconut milk for about 15 minutes while constantly stirring.
  • Add in 1 cup brown sugar. Set aside the reserved 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Let it cook for another 15 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Add in the rice and constantly stir it until it has thickened and looks like rice pudding.
  • Wilt the banana leaves over a flame or heat until the leaves turned into a mustard green color. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 4x4 baking pan with the wilted banana leaves.
  • Pour the rice pudding into the baking pan, top it off with the reserved brown sugar and coconut milk, and pop it into the oven.
  • Let it bake for 15 minutes then lower the temperature to 300°F and let it bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature before cutting it into square pieces. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword coconut milk, rice, sticky, sugar, sweet