Puto Maya

Puto Maya

Puto Maya

How to make Puto Maya:

Puto Maya is the classic Filipino rice cake traditionally made by steaming.

But since it is intensive work, you can modify to make a version in a rice cooker or pot.


2 cups sweet rice (malagkit)

1 1/4 cup white sugar

1 1/2 cup grated fresh mature coconut or dessicated coconut

2 tbsp butter

2 1/4 cups water


1. Wash and rinse the sweet rice at least twice.

2. Add water and bring to a boil.

3. When the water has evaporated, lower the heat of the stove. Cook it for another 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Let it cool. Mix 3/4 cup of white sugar and butter to the sweet rice mixture.

5. Shape the sweet rice mixture into small balls of around 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

6. Roll the puto maya balls in the remaining sugar and then on grated or dessicated coconut.

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