Tupig (Roasted Sticky Rice)

The Philippines has so many different variations of rice-based desserts I don’t think I could pick just one. Tagalog even has a word describing the whole category: kakanin.

Roasted sticky rice, aka tupig, is one such kakanin and it is extremely easy to make! Its just a few ingredients all mixed together, wrapped up in banana leaves and charred! The charring in banana leaves impart a very nice smoky flavor.

The recipe I used to make my tupig is from a recipe book by Angelo Comsti called Almost Filipino: 75 Regional Dishes I Never Had Growing Up. I’ve copied the recipe out of the book and posted it here.

I highly recommend this cookbook! You can get yours on Amazon (affiliate link)

Ingredients

  • banana leaves, trimmed and cut to 23×18-cm (9×6-inch) rectangles
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup young coconut meat, shredded
  • 1 cup mature coconut meat, grated
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, ground
  • 350 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup muscovado sugar

Directions

1. Wilt banana leaves over low flame. Set aside

2. In a bowl, combine coconut milk, shredded young coconut meat, grated mature coconut meat, peanuts, rice flour and sugar. Mix well

3. Place 1/3 cup of the mixture on a banana leaf. Form into a log. Roll and seal the edges.

4. Place each piece on a hot grill or dry pan. Char on all sides. Serve.

Video

Recipe

Tupig

Roasted Sticky Rice wrapped up in banana leaves! Recipe is from Angelo Comsti's cookbook Also Filipino: 75 Regional Dishes I Never Had Growing Up
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • banana leaves trimmed and cut to 23×18-cm (9×6-inch) rectangles
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup young coconut meat shredded
  • 1 cup mature coconut meat grated
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts ground
  • 350 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup muscovado sugar

Instructions
 

  • Wilt banana leaves over low flame. Set aside
  • In a bowl, combine coconut milkshredded young coconut meatgrated mature coconut meatpeanutsrice flour and sugar. Mix well
  • Place 1/3 cup of the mixture on a banana leaf. Form into a log. Roll and seal the edges.
  • Place each piece on a hot grill or dry pan. Char on all sides. Serve.