Ube Biko Recipe
The brilliant purple hue of this sticky rice dessert is because of ube.
Biko is a Filipino sticky rice dessert made with malagkit or glutinous rice, coconut cream, and sugar. It is a type of kakanin that is topped with latik or coconut curds. While the classic biko is a sweet, coconutty, caramel-flavored treat, this recipe uses ube to add an earthy, unique, and colorful twist.
This ube biko recipe uses a rice cooker to do most of the work; no need to bake it! Just to make it different from your usual, it's also dyed an incredibly vibrant color with both ube halaya and ube flavoring for added brilliance. No biko recipe is complete without some latik on top which takes time to make but is so worth the effort.