Tuesday, 10 January 2012

suman sa lihiya

Suman Lihiya
 (Sticky Rice in Banana Leaves)

Is a dessert made from glutinous rice with just a hint taste of lye water
and the banana leaves.

  • 4 cups of Glutinous Rice
  • 2 1/2 Lye Water
  • Banana leaves
Directions :
  • Cut banana leaves  9 x 11-inch size and the other 5 x 5-inches.
  • Soak the glutinous rice in water for about 1-2 hours.
  • Drain and mix in the lye water . Mix well. It should turn yellowish.
  • Place the big sized leaf, then  top with the smaller piece Then put the smaller one on top of it .
  • Place about 3 tablespoonfuls of the glutinous rice mixture . Fold or roll that side to enclose the rice.
  • Using thin cotton strings, tie the two ends together tightly.
  • Place the assembled pieces in a big pot,  add enough water to cover the suman.
  • Bring to boil  and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours.

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