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putong bigas on a round wooden plate
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Putong Bigas

Soft, fluffy and delicious Filipino steamed rice cakes that are perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 14 pieces
Calories: 249kcal


  • 3 ½ cups rice flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, add rice flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and mix until well combined.
  • Next add in whole milk, water, and vanilla extract and stir until fully blended.
  • Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Place a banana leaves liner into the 5-ounces molds.
  • Pour the batter into the mold halfway through.
  • Steam the putong bigas for 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Remove from the steamer and allow it to cool before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg
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