July 14, 2010



A delicacy prepared from glutinous rice cooked with either salt or sugar and with or without coconut milk, usually wrapped in buri, coconut or banana leaves and then, boiled or steamed. An ideal food for long trips and picnics.

Suman in Buri Leaves

Basic ingredients:
3 cups glutinous rice, 3 tsp salt, 2 cups thick coconut milk

1. Soak glutinous rice in coconut milk until grains are swollen.
2. Wash rice and drain.
3. Add salt and coconut milk.
4. Fill up buri pouches about 2/3 full
5. Pin the ends of the buri pouch together with a piece of bamboo pick.
6. Tie each suman with strips of buri.
7. Set suman in kettle and let it boil for 2 hours or until cooked.

Suman in Banana Leaves

Basic ingredients
3 cups glutinous/sweet rice, 1 i/2 coconut milk, ΒΌ teaspoon salt

1. Wash glutinous/sweet rice and let it soak in coconut milk until swollen. Drain, then add salt to taste.
2. Let the mixture boil then let it cool for a while.
3. Prepare slightly wilted banana leaves, put at least 3 tablespoons of the rice mixture in the leaves, then tie each piece in pairs, with the folded ends facing each other.
5. Then, place the suman in the steamer or submerge in boiling water. Let it sit for 30 minutes or until rice is softly cooked.
6. Cool, then serve either with sugar or grated coconut or even milk.

Source: alaminoscity.gov.ph

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5 responses to "SUMAN"
dyna said:
February 3, 2011

Thank you so much for the free recipe.It help a lots of reader..godbless

Dorski said:
June 13, 2011

Malaking tulong ito sa mga nag-a-abroad na gaya ko, at malayo sa kanilang mga Inay na s’yang dalubhasa sa mga lutuing pinoy na tulad ng suman. Susubukan ko ito’ng lutuin. Maraming salamat!:)

Badong said:
June 17, 2011

Tamang-tama ang mga recipe dito sa Lutongpinoy.info lalo na para sa tulad kong alta-sosyedad at dito na nakatira sa America. Sanggamakmak man ang aking mga lupain, hinahanap ko pa rin ang mga lutong pinoy. Mabuhay!

noela mae said:
October 20, 2011

nakakagutom naman ohohhohohoohoh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lyn Lewis said:
May 28, 2015

Step 1 says to soak in coconut milk and then drain. But step 2 says let the mixture (?) boil then cool it for a while.
Question - do we pour back the coconut milk into the rice and then boil? How long do we boil? Or do we turn it off soon as it reaches boiling point?

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