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Foodie Goodie | Ginataang Bilo-Bilo (Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Milk).

Whenever my Mom Squad (aka my mommy friends at my son's school) and I are not busy doing house chores or working on our kids' academic requirements, we're either shopping at the nearest mall or eating at some restaurant or coffee shop. And since we love to eat, we also love to cook!

Yesterday, while waiting for the kids' afternoon classes to finish, we made Ginataang Bilo-bilo (otherwise known as Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Milk), because we've been craving for it for the longest time. Sure, we could have just saved by time and effort by buying cooked bilo-bilo at the food stalls in the public market, but that takes the fun out of rolling your own rice balls! It's a fun activity, apparently, especially when you're doing it with friends. It's like being a kid and playing with Play-Doh all over again, haha!
Ginataang Bilo-bilo

2 cups glutinous rice flour
2 tablespoons rice flour
3/4 cup warm water
6 cups coconut milk (gata)
1 cup sugar
1 cup ripe jackfruit (langka), shredded
3 cups sweet potato (kamote), cubed
1 cup taro root (gabi), cubed
1 1/2 cup plantain (saba), sliced
2 cups mini tapioca (sago), cooked
1 1/2 cup coconut cream
1 pandan leaf (optional)

1. Make the glutinous rice balls: Combine glutinous rice flour and rice flour. Add warm water and knead to form a dough. Take ½ tablespoon dough and roll in your palms to form a ball. Place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Set aside.
Bilo-bilo (sticky rice balls).
2. Boil 3 cups water, coconut milk, sugar, pandan leaf, and jackfruit in a pot over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Jackfruit (langka).
3. Add sweet potatoes, taro, purple yam, and saba. Simmer until tender. Add glutinous rice balls and tapioca pearls. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
Sweet potatoes (kamote) and taro root (gabi).
Plantain (saba).
4. Add coconut cream and simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.
Project Bilo-bilo is complete!
This snack is actually quite versatile as you can also serve it cold, straight from the fridge. :)

16 replies:

Gardening With E said...

This looks so yummy. I think I could get most of the ingredients except jackfruit. Is there a good substitute?

Unknown said...

This sounds so yummy! I bet my kids would love it!

Frank said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I've made soups with coconut milk before, but the rice balls are something I never knew about. I'm going to try them soon!

Unknown said...

This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing! Never would have heard of this.

Preet said...

Wow! I would love to try making this recipe! My husband would absolutely love these. This is my kind of weekend treat.

Sarah Stockley said...

I love the sound of this - so much. It looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Sound yummy. I love your recipe so much. Keep it up!

Unknown said...

This looks so good, I'm a huge fan of rice desserts

Unknown said...

This certainly sounds like an interesting snack and fun to make. Can't wait to try it.

Unknown said...

I would love to try it out, I've never made it from scratch and I think it's an amazing recipe! :)

Unknown said...

mmm looks ymmy always looking for new ways to use coconut milk

Claire said...

Yum, looks delicious! Never saw this plate before!

Elizabeth O said...

Ooh this sounds like such a lovely dish indeed. This is a really good way to use coconut milk.

Jessica Welling Interiors said...

I've never heard of this dish before, but it looks delicious! Is it a dessert or a main dish?

Alexis said...

Oh, this looks absolutely delicious. I love everything cooked in coconut milk

Corina said...

This looks super delicious. I have never seen and heard of something like that, but I am eager to taste it.

xo Corina