I will share with you the recipe on how to make the sticky rice. Its really not that hard. Just a few ingredients with it. Really you can buy lots of sticky rice here in some of the snack shops, but I want to make it the way my mom used to make and use the coconut that just came from our farm.
I say coconut that came from our farm, what I mean for that is I will have the coconut milk from the coconut that grew in our farm. My sisters really know how to choose the right coconut for that. They really know if the coconut is way old already which means had less coconut milk or way too young. I used to know all those tricks before. My sister got the talent of my mom on making all kinds of good snacks. In short I am not good on that.
Honestly my nieces and nephews that grew up in the farm know the difference between the sticky rice that’s made by my mom and the one that just bought in the store.
Anyway here’s the recipe:
- Sticky rice 2 kilos
- Sugar ( 1/2 kilo brown sugar & 1/2 kilo muscavado sugar-Kinugay) Splenda is good too.
- 8 to 10 cups coconut milk
- 1 glass of water
- dash of salt
- Banana leaves( you can find it in any Asian store)
First cook the sticky rice just the way you cook the regular rice. When its cooked then let it cool. On a big pan put the coconut milk and let it be simmer in a medium heat keep on stirring. It could take up to almost an hour. When its simmering you can see small pieces floating that small pieces(we call it lunok here in Bisaya). You can also see that it’s getting oily since its came from coconut. Take out the lunok and put it in a bowl and you can eat it. Don’t eat too much though its not good for your tummy. Then add the sugar half a kilo first in the pan and keep stirring, and add a glass of water and a dash of salt, continue stirring until the sugar mix well and dissolved. Keep tasting until your desired sweetness. When you see that the sugar mixed well keep stirring for maybe like 10 minutes. Then take out like a cup from the batter you just made and put in a bowl and put aside. Then time to add the sticky rice slowly to the batter, a little bit at a time and continue mixing until you reach your desired consistency. Some people like me to have our sticky rice a bit drier, some people in my family likes it to be a bit more saucy. You can add the sauce that ou save in a bowl if needed. Then put the banana leaves on top and put the lid and let it cool a bit before eating.
A lot of us in our family likes our biko eaten the next day. It’s good with coffee and sikwati/tsokolate(cacao). Some people put some nuts or some shredded young coconut or more muscavado sugar on top of the biko. Really its up to you. You can also put food coloring on it too. I saw some colored biko like yellow, purple, green and many others.
Hope you guys will try it. Have fun cooking.