Biko/Filipino Sweet Rice Pudding

Biko/filipino Sweet Rice Pudding Recipe

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C/o From the site: "...use sweet rice or sticky rice (sometimes called glutinous rice) for this recipe. Coconut cream is found in most Asian stores (Bob's Red Mill, too!) If you can’t find it, use the the thick cream from the top layer of a good quality can of coconut milk. Don’t worry if you end up w/ less coconut milk to use with the rice—simply add enough water to reach the desired amount of cooking liquid.This recipe can easily be halved. If you like crunchy rice edges, cook the biko in muffin pans or brownie bar pans. Be careful when you pull it out of the oven!" Very rich!

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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


4 c
sweet rice also known as glutinous rice, soaked overnight in 8 cups of water (available in asian markets)
3 can(s)
(14 ounces each) coconut cream or coconut milk
2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 c
(8 ounces) coconut milk

How to Make Biko/Filipino Sweet Rice Pudding


  • 1Soak rice overnight. The next day, drain and set aside.
  • 2Pour coconut milk and about a cup of water into a pot and let it come to a simmer over medium heat. When simmering, add soaked rice and stir constantly to prevent burning. Lower the heat if necessary. Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 3When rice is fully cooked, sticky and almost dry (it will look like sticky risotto), about 10-15 minutes, add 1 cup brown sugar. (Note: If rice is already sticky but not yet fully cooked, add small amounts of water, stir and continue cooking. Rice must be fully cooked before it goes into the oven.) Stir well and take off heat. Pour into a lightly buttered 9×13 pan and smooth the top. Mix the remaining 1 cup brown sugar and coconut cream until smooth and pour it over the rice.
  • 4Bake for about 1 hour or up to 1 1/2 hours, until topping is dark brown and has thickened. Cool slightly before serving.
  • 5RICE COOKER METHOD: For an alternate (easier) method, you will need 4 cups rice (soaked overnight and drained), 2 cups coconut cream, and 2 cups brown sugar. Prepare rice in a rice cooker on the “sweet rice” setting, using as much water as needed for 4 cups rice. When done, mix in 1 cup sugar and 1 cup coconut cream. Pour into greased 9×13 pan and smooth the top. Mix remaining 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup coconut cream until smooth, and pour over rice. Bake at 350ºF for about 1 hour or up to 1 1/2 hours, until topping is dark brown and has thickened.

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About Biko/Filipino Sweet Rice Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Filipino
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan