Biko Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Biko Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Searching for a profitable food business idea you can start even at home? Then you should consider making and selling biko.

This rice cake is commonly-known as biko and a traditional dessert made from sticky rice, brown sugar and coconut milk. It is frequently sold in carts as morning or afternoon snacks. Commonly, it is displayed on a round woven bamboo tray covered with banana leaves. The conventional homemakers usually serve it during special occasions like fiesta and family reunions. You can make money out of biko in any time of the year even without special occasions because people love this native dish.

It is also easy to make and the ingredients are always readily available in the market. If you want to put up this food business, here is a simple recipe that can make up to 16 servings. Cooking biko may take least an hour to cook. You may use either rice cooker or a regular cooking pot. There are home-based entrepreneurs that made their own versions of biko.  Try serving it with latik or caramel syrup on top to add its savoring taste.

may serve it with either latik (toasted grated coconut) on top or caramel syrup as coating.



  •    4 cups of malagkit or sticky rice
  •    3 cups of water
  •    4 cups of brown sugar
  •    8 cups of coconut milk
  •    1 tsp of salt


  1. Cook sticky rice in a rice cooker or pot with less water so as not to cook it completely.
  2. In another pot, pour in coconut milk along with brown sugar and salt. Set it to low-heat and continuously stir the mixture until it thickens.
  3. As soon as the sticky rice is cooked, carefully add it into the thick coconut milk and brown sugar mixture. Continuously stir over low to medium heat until the liquid evaporates. Be sure not to overcook it to retain ideal taste and texture.
  4. Cooking is completed once the sticky rice turns brown and dry. Serve on a plate or on top of banana leaf. Put latik on top or coat it with caramel syrup.


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