Suman Malagkit

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  • 2 cups white glutinous rice
  • 1 1/2 cans (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • banana leaves for wrapping


  1. Rinse the rice until water runs clear then drain.
  2. In a wok or heavy pot, combine rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes in medium heat while stirring constantly then reduce to lower heat.
  4. Mixture is done when rice becomes very sticky and almost dry.
  5. Let the temperature cool down before wrapping.
  6. Prepare the banana leaves by wiping away any white residues with a damp cloth.
  7. Remove the spine and trim (size preference).
  8. Scoop the rice mixture and place it over the prepared banana leaves.
  9. Start rolling to secure the rice mixture and fold the sides.
  10. Repeat until rice mixture is finished. Set up the steamer.
  11. Arrange the wrapped mixture into the steamer. Single layer or on top of each other.
  12. Steam over medium heat for about 45 minutes.
  13. Remove from steamer. Serve with sugar. Enjoy!