Puto bumbong is one of the many puto variants in the Philippines. Puto is a steamed rice cake that is traditionally made from slightly fermented rice dough. Bumbong, on the other hand, is a bamboo tube. Puto bumbong is a rice cake steamed in a bamboo tube and that is why it is called “Puto Bumbong”. Its main ingredient is the sticky rice called pirurutong which is deep purple to almost black in color.
puto bumbong steamer (lansungan), food processor or blender (optional)
Grinding the rice grains is optional. You can cook it even without grinding.
Keywords: sticky rice cake, black rice, glutinous rice, Filipino dessert, holiday treats, Christmas dishes, traditional, steamed rice cake