Ginataang Bilo-Bilo or Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Milk is a popular dessert/merienda in the Philippines. In our province (Quezon), we also call it as “Pinaltok”. This is very easy to cook, here’s how:
1 cup Sago
2 cups Gata (Coconut Milk)
2 cups Water
3 cups Glutinous Rice + 1 1/2 cups Water (Form into Rice Balls)
1 Sweet Potato (cubed)
3 Saba (Plantain) (cubed)
1 cup Langka (Jackfruit)
1 cup Sugar
1- Prepare the rice balls by combining glutinous rice and water until a dough is formed.
2- Shape the dough into small balls. Set aside.
3- In a large pot, combine 1 cup of coconut milk and water. Stir occasionally.
4- Upon boiling, drop the rice balls.
5- When the dough starts to float, add the sweet potatoes and wait until half-cooked.
6- Add the bananas/plantain and cook for 5 minutes.
7- Add the langka/jackfruit, 1 cup coconut milk, sago and sugar.
8- Cook for another 5 minutes or until sauce is thick.
9- Best served when hot.