KALAMAY PINIPIG (Pounded Green Rice Pudding)

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“Kalamay is a sweet rice-based delicacy, that is popular in the philippines. Pinipig, a variety of this gummy chewy delicacy, is made from green pounded rice flakes, coconut milk and muscovado sugar, topped with coconut curd or flakes.”

  • 2 Cups pinipig
  • 2 Cans coconut milk
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • Coconut curd (latik)
  • Coconut oil
  • Banana leaves


  1. Soak the green pounded rice flakes in a can of coconut milk for half hour.
  2. Line the pan with banana leaves and brush with coconut oil from latik.
  3. In a large non-stick saucepan, combine coconut milk and brown sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, keep stirring and let the sugar dissolve.
  5. Add the green pounded rice (pinipig), keep stirring to mix with the coconut mixture.
  6. Turn the fire to a low heat and keep on stirring with a wooden spoon until it thickens.
  7. Pour into a pan lined with banana leaves and flatten the top with oiled banana leaves.
  8. Sprinkle some latik on top and let it cool.
  9. Cooking Tips
  10. Palm sugar can be a substitute for brown sugar.
  11. Lightly heat the banana leaf over the stove-top burner to make it easier to handle.
  12. For Dark brown color texture, use brown pounded rice and sugar.

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