The Kutsinta (Cuchinta) or the Philippine brown rice cake is one of the favorite cuisine in the Philippines. It can be served as homemade or there were those who sell them in the streets. Kutsinta is often served with puto and is good with freshly grated coconut.


Boil water for the steamer.

In a bowl, blend all the ingredients except grated coconut.

Mix until smooth and free from lumps. Strain.

Half-fill small muffin pans. Steam for 10-20 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes then remove from the pans.

Serve with grated coconut.



  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lye water
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp anatto seeds
  • grated coconut
Serves 3
45 Minutes

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