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  • 2 cups ordinary rice
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (white, refined)
  • Banana leaves (optional)
  • Quickmelt Cheese slices (optional toppings)


  1. Soak rice in water overnight.
  2. Grind it to form a thick galapong batter. (You can grind rice using a blender)
  3. Mix-in sifted baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. Add the coconut milk. Mix very well until the batter is smooth.
  5. (If you will be using banana leaves, heat it first to wilt it and place in the molder.)
  6. Pour in the batter to almost 3/4 full of the mold.
  7. Steam for 30 minutes or until cooked. Quickly put cheese on top cover and let it melt for
  8. awhile. Insert a toothpick at the center, if it comes out clean, the puto is ready. Turn off
  9. heat and remove from steamer. Serve and enjoy!

Credits to: iloilofoodtrip.blogspot.com/2015/02/rice-puto-with-gata.html?m=1