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4 from 3 votes

Suman Malagkit

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bud bud, Suman Malagkit
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lainey


  • 1 kg glutinous rice
  • 1.5 liters coconut milk
  • 100 g ginger thinly sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ kg white sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt


  • Rinse the rice until water is clear and then set aside.
  • In a large saucepan or large wok, add the coconut milk, ginger is and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Stir continuously until milk solids separate from the coconut milk.
  • Next, add water, sugar, salt and bring to a quick boil and then reduce to a simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the rice and continue mixing on low heat until the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
  • Measure out about 80 grams of the rice mixture and place on the banana leaf, and roll into logs. Roll banana leaves tightly around the rice to form a log and fold both edges to seal. Repeat the steps until all the rice mixture is prepared.
  • In a large pot, arrange all the folded suman and add 1.5 liters of water. Bring it to a boil and reduce to simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the suman and allow it cool.
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