Hi everyone! How’s your weekend going? I can’t believe it’s Sunday night already. The weekend just flew by. Luckily today was spent at home catching up on a few chores and getting ready for the week.
I also had a chance to make Suman a Fillipino sweet sticky rice dessert which I’ve just recently found out is gluten free. No I’m not on a gluten free diet but my niece and her boyfriend are and I was happy to learn that they could enjoy this delicious dessert and still keep in line with their healthy lifestyle.
I actually made this dessert last weekend and brought a tray to my cousin’s housewarming party and it was a great hit. My husband and kids love suman and I promised I would make it just for them this weekend. Here’s how I make this dessert…
This is an easy recipe to follow needing only three ingredients. Above are the brands I used but there are many different brands out there that you can use. Let’s get started.
My small sieve can only hold 2 cups of sticky rice at a time so I do this step twice. I also want to mention that there many different suman recipes online and many of them recommend soaking the the rice.
I don’t do this because it makes the end result a pudding like consistency and my family and I prefer it to be a little firmer. It taste delicious either way.
After the rice has been rinsed it’s time to cook it. It’s alright if you don’t have a rice cooker. I cook my rice in a regular pot. The rule of thumb is a 1:2 ratio. 2cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. Cook the rice for 25-30 minutes on very low flame.
Now it’s time to used the cup of sweet mixture set aside from before. Pour it on top the rice in the baking pan.After the sweet mixture is evenly distributed with a spatula it’s time to put it in the preheated 350 degree over for 45 minutes.
Once it’s done take it out to cool. As you see the top has turned a a bit more dark brown. When I make this recipe for my immediate family I cut the ingredients in half since it’s just the four of us.
Thank you for ready!