Here is a great idea for a new and original Christmas meal. This recipe is considered a real delicacy of the cuisine in Philippines. You can try this at home and enrich your Christmas atmosphere.
To prepare this recipe you will need the next ingredients:
- 1 kg glutinous rice, combined with 125 g ordinary rice
- 1/5 teaspoon lilac color additive
- Pandan leaves
- 1 piece mature coconut, shredded
- Banana leaves
Instructions for preparation and cooking:
1). Soak the mixture with glutinous and ordinary rice in salted water together with the lilac color additive for 1-4 hours. Leave the rice with the color additive dry overnight by placing a sack of flour inside.
2). On top of it place something heavy to squeeze out the water.
3). The next morning this mixture will be ready to cook.
4). With a manual grinder slowly grind the rice mixture. Do not pour too much water in while grinding it, because that will delay the drying of the milled ingredients. Also, too much water will make this mixture sticky. Place the milled rice mixture onto a cotton cloth and tie the corners of the cloth. Let it drip. Once the mixture is almost dried, use a heavy object to press the cloth in order to remove any excess water. Leave it stand overnight.
5). The next day heat a steamer with enough water and place the pandan leaves to be steamed.
6). Inside each bamboo tube place a small amount of the mixture to about three-quarters full.
Enjoy your Christmas with this great meal!