Vietnamese Steamed Banana Sticky Rice

Since there is a few more banana left behind, I wanna to try the Vietnamese banana sticky rice. Something I've been looking forward to a long time ago. This is what I have been told by a nearby Vietnamese friend, banana sticky rice is among the most popular food in Vietnam which is widely sold and made at home especially during Dragon Boat festival or 'duan wu jie'  The Asian is commonly known as 'zong zi'. But 'zong zi' is usually wrapped in bamboo leaves which is more durable for storage.

Ingredients :
300gm  glutinous rice, soaked for 4 hours
200ml   thick coconut milk, warmed
1 tspn  salt
90gm   sugar

* 8 pcs banana leaves
* 1 pisang tanduk, sliced

Method :
(1) drained rice then steam for 20 minutes without additional water.
(2) now, stir together coconut milk, sugar & salt till dissolved.
(3) once the rice is done, remove tray from steamer then add in coconut milk mixture and stir to mix well. Leave cool till coconut mixture has totally absorbed.

* Note : Always blanch banana leaves over hot water to soften the leaves before used. You may as well freeze the leftover bananas for other recipes.

(1) place a tablespoon of rice to banana leaf then fill in sliced banana, top with some more rice and wrap them by folding into a parcel.
(2) finally steam at preheated steamer for about 30 minutes over high heat.

Banana in rice.... isn't that sounds weird to you ! But this kuih is good and its a very interesting combination. I'm sure you will like it too. Enjoy & have fun !
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