Rice Puto

Puto is a sweet and spongy dessert from the Philippines, and it is very popular for breakfast, snacks, or it can also be eaten at any time of the day.

I remember when I was younger in Batangas and waking up to the sound of Puto vendor squizzing a ‘putpot‘ and shouting ‘Puuutooooooo.’ I was so excited to buy Puto and would ask for additional shredded coconut for my Puto.

Rice flour for Homemade Puto

For this recipe, I used rice flour that I bought from the Asain store. If you don’t have stock of rice flour, you can use your regular rice grains then:

  1. Soaked them in water overnight, or at least 5 hours.
  2. Pour the soaked rice into the blender and add some water used for soaking until it reaches the rice level. Blend for 1,5 minutes only.
  3. Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

I will share how I make my Rice Puto at home, and all you need to do is grab those ingredients and tools today.

Please refer to my page – Common Baking and Cooking Conversions if you’re using other baking measurements.

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You will need:

  • 230 grams (2 cups) rice flour
  • 200 ml of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • oil for brushing puto molders


  1. Preheat the steamer and grease the puto molders.
  2. In a bowl, mix rice flour, coconut milk, water, and milk. Mix well until the mixture is smooth. Leave at room temperature for 24 hours, or at least 5 hours.
  3. After 24 hours or 5 hours, take the rice mixture, and add sugar and baking powder. Mix again until smooth. You can also strain the mixture into another bowl if you want.
  4. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into each greased puto molders.
  5. Place puto molders in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes. Cover the steamer with a kitchen towel or ‘katsa‘ before putting on the lid. To check if the puto is already cooked, insert a toothpick into the center of each puto; it should come out clean.
  6. Remove the puto from the mold and serve. Enjoy!

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