BILO BILO (Sticky Rice Balls)

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For the Balls:

  • 124 gms Sticky (Glutinous) Rice Flour
  • 120 ml Hot Water
  • 6 Drops Food Colouring
  • A Little Vegetable Oil
  • Langka (Jackfruit) Optional

For the Sauce:

  • 100 ml Coconut Milk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar


  1. Put a large pan of water on the heat to boil.
  2. Pour the hot water into the sticky rice flour.
  3. Mix and knead into a dough.
  4. Add more flour if the mixture is too sticky.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 sections for colouring (this is not necessary if you do not want to colour the dough).
  6. Add 2 drops of food colouring to each of the 3 sections. We used red green and yellow food colouring.
  7. Knead the food colouring into the 3 lumps of dough separately, you will find it easier to oil your hands with the vegetable oil to prevent it sticking to your hands.
  8. Roll the dough between your hands into a sausage, and pinch off lumps of the dough and roll them into a ball in your hand.
  9. This mixture will make approximately 24 balls (6 balls for each of the 3 colours).
  10. Drop the balls into the boiling water.
  11. The balls take approximately 3-5 minutes to cook, and will float to the top of the pan when cooked.
  12. Add Langka (Jack Fruit)

Preparation for the Sauce

  1. Put the coconut milk, sugar and salt into a pan.
  2. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture warm.
  3. Do not boil!


  1. Serve the balls in a bowl together with the warm sauce.
  2. The sweetness comes from the sauce, so there should be ample sauce for each ball.

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