Friday, March 6, 2015

Nyonya Bee Koh [Glutinous Rice Kuih]

This is a second Bee Koh recipe I’m sharing in this blog.  The first recipe Nyonya Bee Koh [Kuih Pulut]  that I used was a good recipe.

Came across this recipe which is quite similar from Nyonya Flavours.  The variance is probably the quantity. Here, I substituted the coconut milk with powdered coconut milk with the intention to share the information and encourage readers to make this kuih even when they can’t find fresh coconut milk in their vicinity or so long as they have some packets coconut milk in their kitchen.
Just mix the powdered coconut milk according to packing instructions. For this recipe, you need 2 packets to obtain 500 ml thick coconut milk.

The Bee Koh turns out well and tasted good too.  Those we ate it didn’t notice the difference in taste eventhough the coconut milk used is different.
Transformed into this look as prayer item to Jade Emperor
Recipe Source – adapted from Nyonya Flavours [modified]
500 gm glutinous rice – washed, soaked overnight
450 gm glucose [I reduced to 400 gm]
1 tbsp liquid glucose [glucose syrup]
500 ml thick coconut milk [from 1 grated coconut]
  1. Drain the soaked rice and steam over high heat until cooked [about 40 minutes].
  2. Stir the sugar, liquid glucose and coconut milk in a wok over low fire until sugar dissolves.
  3. Strain and return syrup mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Add in the steamed glutinous rice.  Stir with a wooden spatula until mixture thickens [about 20 minutes].
  5. Pour into lightly greased plates or trays.  Press down with a small piece of greased banana leaf or back of a spoon to compact the rice.
  6. Add a little thick coconut milk [I omit this step].
  7. Cool before cutting.
I'm sharing this post with Cook Your Books Event #21 [March 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone March 2015 Event Theme: My Favourite Kuih 
by Fion of Xuanhommama  
and co-host by Joceline of Butter, Flour and Me


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this one looks different from your previous Bee Koh recipe. This one looks more wet and sticky. The earlier one was more dry and you cut it into wedges.

joceline lyn said...

Kimmy, this bee koh look very nice ! My mum like to steam this bee koh for praying. :) :)
kimmy, Thanks for sharing & link. 加油,加油。

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

Kimmy, I never try this kuih before,wonder what it taste like?I think must be full with aroma of santan

Thanks for sharing with Best Recipe

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes the bee koh should be a little sticky and wet when hot. When cooled, it will be firm and moist. It isn't that nice if the rice is hard and dry. You can cut it to serve or just scoop and eat with a spoon.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joceline, I made this for my MIL during Jade Emperor's birthday. She used to cook this for praying but this year she asked that I prepared it for her. So far, I'm happy with the 2 recipes as they are reliable ones.

Kimmy said...

Hi Fion,this kuih taste sweet and very aromatic cos' of the santan. These days many people [esp. the ladies] are reducing their intake of sugar, glutinous rice and santan so they are made in smaller quantity and mostly for praying.

Victoria Bakes said...

bbelieve it or not Kimmy, it's once again, the first time i'd seen this.. gosh.. i should dig a hole and hide myself.. before that! let me taste it at yours ;)

Kimmy said...

Hi Victoria, you are so cute. As I have said, you didn't worry cos' it's not ignorance but just that knowledge is unlimited and all of us are learning every day. I always thank God for giving us so much of edible good food until we are spoilt with choices that lead to wastage. Let's enjoy food to the fullest without wasting, then.

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Kimmy,
The glance of the top picture I thought it's law mai kai. I seldom make kuehs with glutinous rice. Also partly due to indigestion if I consumed too much . Now I know this is Nyonya Bee Koh. Thanks for sharing ^-^!

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, many people don't eat much of glutinous rice or flour cos' of indigestion problem esp. some heart patients. That's why, it isn't popular these days except for praying or during wedding buffets.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Very nice kuih! We love most kuihs with glutinous rice! Your mother-in-law is so lucky to have a daughter-in-law who is very good at cooking and making kuih. Thanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, thanks for the compliment but so far I hardly get any thumbs up. Sometimes I felt bad when they compare mine with store bought yet no positive comments.

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