Suman Sa Ibus
(Sticky Rice in Coconut Leaves)
4 cups malagkit/sticky rice
3 cups coconut milk
1 tbs salt
Prepare young coconut leaves shaped into tube shape cylinders about 3 cms in diameter and 10 cms long.
Seal the end of the buri leaf by 1-1/2 inches.
Fold the bottom edge into a triangle shape.
Roll up the long buri leaf in an overlapping manner. It should create a tube where you can fill in the malagkit rice.
Mix the sticky rice, thick coconut cream and salt all together.
Fill each prepared tubes with the mixture from number 1.
Close the end of tube with a 1/4 inch toothpick which you can take from the midrib of the coconut leaf.
Make a bundle and tie it with buri strips.
Arrange in a large saucepan and cover with water.
Boil until cooked for about 2 and 1/2 hours.
Once cooked, untie and unwrap.
Best served with hot chocolate drink and slice sweet ripe mangoes on the side.
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