Glutinous Rice Recipe

Glutinous Rice Recipes

Ingredients :

350 g

1 cup

2 cup


1/4 tsp


glutinous rice

thick coconut milk

thin coconut milk

clitoria flowers, wash and pound and extract the juice


screw pine leaves

banana leaves

few drops blue coloring, to add to the clitoria juice if the color is not deep enough

Method :

Wash and soak glutinous rice for 3 hours. Put the rice in a pan with the thin milk and screw pine leaves. Steam over rapidly boiling water for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the steamer and add the thick milk and salt. Mix well using a pair of chopsticks or a fork. Color 1/3 of the rice blue and return to the steamer to cook for another 10 minutes.

When the rice is well cooked, remove from the steamer. Rinse a loaf tin and spoon in the cooked rice, alternating the blue with the white rice. Press the rice down with the banana leaf. Cover the top of the rice with the banana leaf and weight it down with a heavy objects. When the rice is cooled, cut into pieces and serve.

Serves 6-8

Clitoria flowers are believed to help thicken a new born baby's hair. The flowers are soaked, pounded and the juice extracted. The juice is then rubbed over the baby's scalp.

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