Coconut Curd With Toasted Rice (Reyna Blanca)

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8
Coconut Curd With Toasted Rice (Reyna Blanca)

Toasted rice


Add rice to hot skillet set over medium heat. Stir with wooden spoon and shake pan to keep rice from getting scorched. When rice is lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat and cool before using.

Coconut curd


Soak gulaman in 3 cups water 1 hour. Drain.


Combine buko juice and coconut milk in saucepan and add gulaman. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until gulaman is completely dissolved, 15 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup liquid and whisk in yolks. Return yolk mixture to pan with sugar and cook, stirring until mixture thickens into a light custard, 3 to 4 minutes.


Mix shredded buko (if using macapuno, rinse excess syrup before mixing with condensed milk) with condensed milk and spoon into individual cups. Ladle slightly cool mixture into cups. Chill completely until set, 2 hours. When cool, serve with toasted rice.

Green pounded rice, white gulaman, coconut juice and young coconut can be found at Filipino markets and Asian markets.

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