Palitaw (Sticky Rice Dumplings) with Coconut and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Palitaw means “to surface or to float”. It is also the name of a popular Filipino snack,  flat oval-shaped pieces of rice dough cooked in boiling water until they float to the surface.  

Palitaw is one of the best meriendas (snack) and panghimagas (dessert) in Philippines. It’s a chewy sweet rice cake made from malagkit (sticky rice).

Making this yummy snack is pretty easy, we make this once or twice a week.   You’ll enjoy it paired with, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or milk,  with cold drinks like Lemon Grass Ginger Ice Cold Tea.

If you’re looking for more merienda recipes check out our Merienda Series  including “Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit DessertHalayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)Banana Lumpia – TuronBibingka GalapongPuto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino SnackBananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang SagingBanana Que – Fried Banana SkewersPancit Palabok – Filipino Noodle DishBiko (Sweet Rice Cake) TreatFilipino Beef Empanada Recipe and Champorado: Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups glutinous rice flour

1 cup grated coconut

½ cup sesame seeds, roasted

½ cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

 

Directions:

Combine glutinous rice flour, water and mix until dough is formed.

Scoop out  2 tbsp. of dough and roll it into a ball.

Flatten the ball  using the palm of your hands to make it oval shaped.

Bring water to boil in a large pot.

Drop in flattened dough.  It will sink to the bottom.

When the dough floats up remove from water with a slotted spoon, drain, and set aside.

Combine sugar and roasted sesame seeds and  mix well.

Roll the rice cake in grated coconut then in the sugar-sesame seed mixture.

Arrange in a serving plate.

Serve with hot or cold drinks.

 

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Palitaw (Sticky Rice Dumplings) with Coconut and Toasted Sesame Seeds
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palitaw
Palitaw (Sticky Rice Dumplings) with Coconut and Toasted Sesame Seeds
Print Recipe
Servings
4-5 people
Servings
4-5 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine glutinous rice flour, water and mix until dough is formed.
  2. Scoop about 2 tbsp. of dough and roll it into a ball.
  3. Flatten the ball using the palm of your hands to make it oval shaped.
  4. Bring water to boil in a large pot.
  5. Drop in flattened dough. It will sink to the bottom.
  6. When the dough floats up remove from water with a slotted spoon, drain, and set aside.
  7. Combine sugar and roasted sesame seeds and mix well.
  8. Roll the rice cake in grated coconut then in the sugar-sesame seed mixture.
  9. Arrange in a serving plate.
Recipe Notes

You can buy glutinous rice or glutinous rice flour in all Asian Markets in your place.

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