Pinoy Recipes: Biko (Glutinous Rice Cake)

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What exactly is biko? Biko is a sweet, glutinous rice mixture made of coconut, glutinous rice and brown sugar. Much like Chinese glutinous rice dumplings in texture, but sweet (instead of savory) in taste.

Biko is vary popular in the Philippines and almost every other grandma can make one. For those who want to know how to prepare biko, here’s a simple recipe for you. Don't eat too much though. It has a whopping 463 calories per serving.


  • 4 cups of uncooked glutinous rice (white rice is preferred)
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk
  • 1 1/3 cups refined sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut preserves


  1. Soak the rice overnight in water.
  2. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  3. Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan and grease it with butter.
  4. Cook the soaked rice and the water used to soak it over medium heat in a saucepan
  5. Add in 1/2 can of coconut milk and white sugar
  6. Stir repeatedly for 20 minutes until thick.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  8. Bring to boil the brown sugar, 1/2 can of coconut milk, and coconut preserves in a saucepan
  9. Then, pour this second mixture carefully over the rice mixture.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until the topping is thick.
  11. Cool and cut into squares.


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