Glutinous Rice (Malagkit) is a type of rice famous all throughout Asia for its culinary use. It is common to use it in many types of sweets using sugar, coconut milk, coconut shavings, cocoa, pandan leaves and other ingredients used in desserts and snacks. It is also used in rice porridge (Lugaw, Goto and Arroz Caldo) which is famous in the country. Another way to cook it is to wrap the sweetened rice in banana leaves. One of the most loved ways to cook glutinous rice is to use it in this Suman Malagkit Recipe. It’s quite simple to do but Filipinos take pride in doing it and many households have their own secret in making this sweet rice delicacy.

Suman Malagkit Recipe

Suman Malagkit Recipe Cooking Tips

It’s important to start with high quality, local Glutinous Rice; it’s the best rice to use since the Philippines is home to many rice fields and growing rice is one of the many things we Filipinos should be proud of and must teach all the coming generations. We also grow the best rice, even better than other neighboring countries so buy local when you’re preparing a local food. To make the best Suman Malagkit Recipe there is, you should also buy the best white sugar in the market and if you’re using Banana leaves to wrap, buy the freshest leaves that you can get. Follow the cooking time and proportions to prepare the best suman.

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Suman Malagkit Recipe

Suman Malagkit Recipe

One of the most loved ways to cook glutinous rice is to use it in this Suman Malagkit Recipe. It’s quite simple to do but Filipinos take pride in doing it and many households have their own secret in making this sweet rice delicacy.

  • Author: Pilipinas Recipes
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Glutinous rice (Malagkit)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups fresh or canned coconut milk
  • banana leaves for wrapping
  • water for boiling
  • 1/2 cup sugar

If you are making latik (caramelized coconut cream)

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Soak the glutinous rice (malagkit) in water for 2 to 3 hrs and then drain well
  2. Meanwhile, prepare banana leaves by cutting it into 10 by 10 (inches) sheets and trim stiff ends.
  3. Briefly pass the leaves over flames for 10 to 20 seconds. Set aside.
  4. In a pot, mix coconut milk, salt, and sugar on medium heat and stir well. Add glutinous rice and cook for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally until liquid is absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Put 2 tablespoons on banana leaf.
  6. Roll leaves tightly. Leave 1 inch on top and bottom side. Fold edges to seal and tie with a string.
  7. In a steamer, stack the suman and steam for around 30 minutes to one hour over boiling water. Make sure they are tender before removing them from the steamer.
  8. Allow it to cool before unwrapping so that it will firm up.
  9. Serve with sugar, sweetened grated coconut, latik or ripe mango. Share & enjoy!

If you are making latik (caramelized coconut cream)

  1. In a pan, mix coconut milk, brown sugar and salt.
  2. Stir well and cook on medium heat and bring to a boil until well mixed.
  3. Turn of heat and serve.

Notes

Learn how to cook suman malagkit in this video. Like and subscribe if you had fun!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 155 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: glutinous rice cake, sticky rice roll, sweetened rice cake, traditional

 

Suman Malagkit

You don’t necessarily have to eat it the moment you finish cooking but it has better taste when it’s not chilled. Some like to eat it with hot choco while some prefer tea or coffee; the three are the most common drinks that you can partner it with. In recent times, kitchen innovators have come up with different ways to cook Glutinous rice but the Suman Malagkit Recipe is still the best way to enjoy a local favorite.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Very simple and delicious! My Dad, who was raised in the Philippines, was very happy to eat them! I can’t wait to bring some to my Grandmother as well!

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