I love Rice Cake or in Philppines, it is commonly called as “Puto.” Traditionally, this Filipino native delicasy is cooked by steaming method. Since Rice is an important staple food for Filipino people, Rice is the main ingredient in this dish.
Puto is usually eaten as a dessert, but can also be eaten for breakfast dipped into or paired with a cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate. It tastes mostly like rice but slightly sweeter.

Puto is very easy to cook. Just prepare 2 cups of rice soaked in water over night. Place the puree soaked rice inside a heavy duty blender until it becomes fine. There are ready made rice powder in the market too! Pour the fine blended rice in a bowl then add sugar and 2 tsp of baking powder. Just mix it well and set aside.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Add 2 tablespoons sugar to keep the air in the beaten egg whites. Fold the egg whites into the beaten rice batter and pour into muffin pans. Steam for about 20 minutes or until done.
Spread butter on the top of your steamed rice cake until it melts. You can serve this dish with grated coconut or with a filipino dish called “Dinuguan”( if you are familiar with it!