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Dudumen Biko (Black Glutinous Rice)

Dudumen Biko (Black Glutinous Rice)
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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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