Dudumen is black biko, a native Ilokano Rice Cake delicacy
- 1 kg. dudumen rice
- 500 ml coconut milk
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
To make a dudumen rice cake, the black grain is cooked in a large pan or wok mixed with coconut milk or in Filipino called “gata ng niyog”. If you want to make the dudumen softer, you soak it in 2 cups of water for 30-40 minutes before cooking it with coconut milk.
1) Pour the coconut milk in a large pan.
2) Let it boil for 20 minutes. If you want to have a “latik” (precipitate forms into a dark brown color) toppings, continue boiling until coconut oil comes out and the latik is formed.
3) Turn off the heat and remove the latik by using a strainer.
4) Under low heat/fire pour the dudumen rice in a pan with coconut oil/milk. sugar and mix thoroughly or until it becomes sticky. Put in a flat container and ready to serve. Share and enjoy!!
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