Cuchinta Tahada Recipe


  • 1 cup glutinous rice (malagkit)
  • 2 cups ordinary rice
  • 3 cups ordinary rice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsps.lye solution
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Grated coconut

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Combine the malagkit  and ordinary rice. Soak in water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain the rice and add cold water, grind into a smooth paste.
  3. Add boiling water to the mixture to thicken it.
  4. Blend in the sugar and the lye solution.
  5. Divide the ground rice into 2 portions.
  6. Place one portions in a molder lined with cheese cloth and steam.
  7. Meanwhile, add yellow food color to the remaining portion. Pour this on top the steamed first portion to create a colored layer. Steam some more until the top portion is cooked.
  8. When cooked, serve with grated coconut.


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