RECIPE: Ingredients 4 cups glutinous rice 2 1/2 cups coconut milk 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup water Palms leaves as wrap (young coconut or buri)
How to make Suman sa Ibos
Wash the rice and then place in a large bowl. Pour-in water and let it stand for about 10 minutes Add coconut milk and salt. Gently mix and let stand for another 10 minutes. To create the palm leaf container, swirl the leaves around a cylindrical mold to give it a shape. Lock the leaf container that you made to prevent the leaf from swirling back. Scoop the mixture into the leaf container and then seal. Fill it to around 3/4 only then set aside. When done, arrange the ibos in a large pot filled with water. Make sure the water covers the ibos. Boil the ibos for about 60-90 minutes or until cooked. Test one ibos to see if its already cooked. When done, drain water from the pot and let it cool. Serve with muscovado sugar, native tsokolate or ripe mangoes on the side.