Filipino rice cake - suman

4 servings
30 min
1 hour


Number of serving: 4
1 Cup of Sweet rice to 1/4 Can of Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup of sugar to 1 Cup depending on how sweet you like this.

A pinch of Salt

Water *this ratio is 1 cup to 0.75 cups of water

Banana leaves

Please keep in mind, all measurements is up to your taste.


  • Cook the rice as you normally do. I use a rice cooker so wash the rice very well and than add the water and rice to the rice cooker.
    Once the rice is cooked, remove it from the rice cooker and place in a large skillet *A larger surface area will make it easier to mix and cook the suman.
    Add the coconut milk, salt, and sugar.
    Mix until it is well incorporate. It should have a nice shine to the rice. *BTW this is probably oil from the coconut milk
    I generally let it cool.
    Take the steamer and fill the bottom pan (if you have a metal one) or wok (if you have a bamboo one) with water and bring to a boil.
    While the mixture is cooking, start cutting up the banana leaves to the desired
    Once the mixture is cool, place it in the middle of the cut banana leaves
    Start rolling them up, I generally get The Husband to do this. Mainly because he is meticulous to a fault.
    Place this in a steamer tray and cook for 10-15 minutes


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