1 1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda solution (1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, boiled for 5 minutes)
2 teaspoon anatto seeds ( or 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring)
Shredded sweetened coconut for garnish


In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients starting from the rice flour, all-purpose flour, and brown sugar then mix all the ingredients.
While mixing, add water gradually and continue to mix until all ingredients are completely distributed.
Add baking soda solution water and anatto water (soak the anatto seed in 3 tbsp water) then continue mixing.
Place the mixture into individual molds and steam for 40 minutes to an hour.
Serve with grated or shredded coconut on top. Share and Enjoy!


Kutsinta is one of the most popular traditional Filipino desserts. Rowell found this recipe and adapted it for ingredients readily found in the USA.

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