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steamed puto on a wooden steamer basket
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3.93 from 183 votes


Puto made of rice flour and coconut milk are soft, fluffy, and tasty! These Filipino steamed rice cakes are delicious on their own or paired with savory dishes such as pancit and dinuguan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3 Dozens
Calories: 119kcal


  • 4 cups rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • non-stick cooking spray or melted butter


  • In a bowl, combine rice flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until distributed.
  • Add water and coconut milk. Stir until smooth and well-blended. Cover with film and refrigerate overnight.
  • Lightly spray insides of puto molds with non-stick cooking or lightly brush with melted butter. Pour puto batter into molds until 3/4 full.
  • In the bottom part of the steamer, add water and bring to a boil. Arrange filled puto molds in a single layer on the steamer basket. Place steamer basket over the bottom part. Wrap lid of the steamer with cheesecloth or any cotton material (to prevent condensation from dripping onto puto) and cover steamer. 
  • Steam for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  •  Remove from the heat and allow to slightly cool and gently remove puto from the molds.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.5mg