Rice Puto with Gata

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Rice Puto with Gata or Coconut milk will teach you how to make rice cake from scratch. Very affordable Filipino recipe and merienda.

Rice Puto with Gata Recipe


  • 2 cups rice (regular or jasmine/high class)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (white, refined)
  • Banana leaves (optional)
  • Quickmelt Cheese slices (optional toppings)

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Soak rice in water overnight. In the morning, drain water and wash it again.
  2. Grind it to form a thick galapong batter. (You can grind rice using a blender)
  3. Mix-in sifted baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. Add the coconut milk. Mix very well until the batter is smooth.
  5. Pour in the batter to almost 3/4 full of the mold.
  6. Steam for 30 minutes or until cooked. You may add cheese if you prefer: Quickly put cheese on top cover and let it melt for awhile.
  7. Insert a toothpick at the center, if it comes out clean, the puto is ready.
  8. Turn off heat and remove from steamer. Serve and enjoy!
Rice Puto with Gata

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Looking for other Lutong Bahay Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our ulam recipes, desserts recipes and snacks recipes.

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