Inangit is one of the many forms and versions of Philippine rice cakes. Although not a lot of people know of this delicacy, it is definitely worth trying and worth learning how to make.
Inangit is a sweet dessert made mainly of malagkit or glutinous rice and coconut milk. You’ll usually see it in circular form placed over a banana leaf. Some versions may include toppings like macapuno, beans, and sliced mangoes. It may also appear in different colors, depending on the food color of your choice. It is usually served during Christmas season.
Another interesting thing about this delicacy is that it’s surprisingly easy to make, unlike most rice cakes. Learn how to make one today, see the recipe below:
- 200g malagkit (glutinous rice)
- 800ml (3 1/4 cups) coconut milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- banana leaves
- In a non-stick pot, boil the malagkit with coconut milk and salt for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of pot.
- When almost dry, cook over low heat and cover with banana leaves for another 10 minutes. The banana leaves give it a very appetizing aroma.
- When the rice is done, pour the mixture onto a large banana leaf-lined platter.