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Sticky rice cake with squash topped with coconut curds.
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Biko Kalabasa

Biko Kalabasa topped with Latik is a variation of Filipino favorite snack, biko. It is a simple-to-make yet super healthy dessert or snack that is great for sharing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Filipino kakanin, sticky rice cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Bebs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups glutinous rice - washed and drained
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pieces pandan leaves cut into 4
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups squash cut into cubes
  • 1 can coconut cream for latik

Instructions

  • Make latik curds and set aside.
  • Generously grease an 8x8-inch square pan with oil or line a 8 inch bilao with banana leaves greased with a bit of oil.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, mix together the 1 cup coconut milk and 1cup water. Add the glutinous rice and pandan leaves. Bring to a simmer then turn heat to low and cover. Let it cook until all liquids are absorbed. The rice should only be almost cooked at this point.
  • While waiting, add squash and 2 cups coconut milk on a large pan or pot and cook over medium heat until fork tender. Use potato masher or wooden fork to mash into a puree.
  • Add the light brown sugar and cook while constantly stirring until thick.
  • Add the cooked rice without the pandan leaves to the pan of squash sauce. Gently fold the sticky rice and the squash sauce until completely coated.
  • Cook further while stirring from time to time until the rice completely absorbs the sauce and the rice is fully cooked.
  • Transfer the rice into the greased pan or bilao and spread out evenly.
  • Cut into serving size and top with latik and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 3145IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg