Biko Essay

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How to make Biko at home, two ways

There aren’t many dishes that are so perfectly balanced in terms of flavor and texture that they can actually be eaten as snacks as well as desserts. Biko is one of those dishes. A traditional Filipino delicacy, Biko is a rice based dish that tastes amazing and is very easy to make.

At first glance, you may think making it is a lot of work, but in reality, this dish is fairly simple to put together. Also, it uses some very basic ingredients that are easy to find. It is so delicious and sumptuous that it makes for the perfect dessert to bring to a potluck or even serve as a tasty, sweet snack at tea. Now the main question is how to make Biko? Well, like we said, the process is fairly easy to grasp and
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The cream is easily available in stores and online.

Brown Sugar: The third ingredient you need to make Biko is brown sugar. While brown sugar is essentially white sugar with added molasses it is healthier than white sugar and also has a different texture. Although unprocessed sugar is also brown in color, usually brown sugar refers to the one with added molasses.

Brown sugar is available easily and in many varieties. You can even make it at home or buy it online.

How to make Biko
Now that you have all the ingredients at hand, let’s get to the actual recipe for cooking Biko. There are actually two ways you can cook Biko; one method asks you to cook the rice over a stove in an open pot, the other one asks you to use a rice cooker for the same purpose. You can make delicious Biko with both methods, but the rice cooker method is quicker. Here we will relay both the methods so you can choose the one you are more comfortable with:

Method 1
Glutinous rice, 4 cups
Coconut milk 14-ounce cans, 3
Brown sugar (divided), 2 cups
Coconut cream, 1 cup

Soak the rice in 8 cups of water

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