Prepare this delicious Malaysian dessert recipe or kuih, so you will enjoy a sweet treat with friends or family for tea or coffee.
This rich and sticky rice recipe or "Kuih" as we call it in Malaysia, isn’t made with your typical pastry ingredients but with glutinous rice that will be filled with a sweet coconut syrup and wrapped in a banana leaf.
Surprise your family with this afternoon treat and a great cup of tea or coffee.
Malaysian dessert ingredients
- 180g (6 oz) glutinous rice, soaked overnight or at least for 6 hrs
- ½ coconut, to yield 250 ml (1 cup) coconut milk and mix with ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp grated coconut, without skin
- ¼ pc of palm sugar or gula melaka
- 30g (1 oz) granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 pc of pandan leaf or screwpine leaf
- 8 pcs of banana leaves
- Prepare steamer by boiling water.
- Wash the glutinous rice and strain.
- Place tray on steamer and steam for 5 minutes.
- Add enough coconut milk to cover the rice. Mix well.
- Steam again till it is cooked for about 20-25 minutes.
- Check from time to time and stir and add coconut milk if necessary.
- Dissolve sugars in water.
- Add grated coconut and pandan leaf.
- Cook till the mixture is soft and dry.
- Remove from heat and let it cool.
How to assemble your sticky rice dessert
- Soften banana leaves by dipping into boiling water for at least 30sec.
- Put 1 tbsp cooked glutinous rice on banana leaf.
- Add 1 tsp filling on top of the rice.
- Fold both ends of the leaf over the Kuih, ensure that the top is slightly open to show a bit of the filling.
- Fold both ends downwards.
- When all the mixture is used up, serve your Malaysian kuih desserts on a plate.