Traditional Kuih Bengkang (a.k.a. Bingka Beras) is made with simple ingredients, which are white rice (beras putih), sugar, and coconut milk. It has a bright white color with a lightly charred surface.

The process of making Kuih Bengkang with white rice is more complicated than the rice flour version Kuih Bingka Tepung Beras as you need to soak the white rice overnight, but the texture and colour of the kuih is much better. It is important to use the correct type of rice, i.e. “white rice/beras putih”. If fragrant rice/beras wangi is used, the kuih will have sticky texture.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

In this recipe, the mixture is steamed into kuih first before it is charred on the surface with air-fryer (or oven), these steps will yield a moister kuih. You may skip the steaming step and bake the mixture directly in the oven until it is completely cooked, but it will yield a drier kuih.

CHINESE VERSION: Kuih Bengkang 烤白米糕 (俗称:猪油糕)

 

Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras (Baked Rice Kuih) | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 300 g uncooked white rice (NOT fragrant rice/Jasmine rice)
  • 400 g + 115 g plain water
  • ⅓ tsp fine salt
  • 180 g fine sugar
  • 1 pc pandan leaf
  • 400 g thick coconut milk

Directions:

1 Rinse 300 g of uncooked white rice with water for a few times. Add in plain water, keep refrigerated to soak overnight. Drain the soaked rice.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
 

2 Coat 7-inch/18-cm round baking pan (or 6-inch/15-cm square pan) with oil, line with non-stick baking paper.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

3 Combine 400 g of plain water, salt, sugar and pandan leaf in a saucepot, bring to the boil, cook until you smell the pandan fragrance.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
 

4 Put drained soaked rice into blender, add in 115 g of plain water, blend on high speed for about 3 minutes until smooth, stop for a while after every minute. Add in sugar syrup, blend until combined.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

5 Strain mixture into stainless bowl. Add in thick coconut milk, mix well. Bring ½ large pot of water to boil, turn to medium heat, sit stainless bowl in hot water, cook mixture for about 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. (Reminder: Use fresh coconut milk for better taste.)

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

6 Pour mixture into lined baking pan.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

7 Bring water of steamer to the boil, steam over medium heat for 45 minutes.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

8 Bake in an air fryer at 200°C (230°C-240°C if using an oven) for 20-23 minutes, or until the top is lightly charred.

How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

9 Set aside until to cool completely before unmoulding. Cut into pieces using a plastic knife.


How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice

Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras (Baked Rice Kuih)

Traditional Kuih Bengkang (a.k.a. Bingka Beras) is made with simple ingredients, which are white rice (beras putih), sugar, and coconut milk. It has a bright white color with a lightly charred surface.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Soaking Time 8 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 30 mins
Course Kuih
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Servings 16 large pieces
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 7-inch/18-cm round baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g uncooked white rice NOT fragrant rice/Jasmine rice
  • 400 g + 115 g plain water
  • tsp fine salt
  • 180 g fine sugar
  • 1 pc pandan leaf
  • 400 g thick coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Rinse 300 g of uncooked white rice with water for a few times. Add in plain water, keep refrigerated to soak overnight. Drain the soaked rice.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Coat 7-inch/18-cm round baking pan (or 6-inch/15-cm square pan) with oil, line with non-stick baking paper.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Combine 400 g of plain water, salt, sugar and pandan leaf in a saucepot, bring to the boil, cook until you smell the pandan fragrance.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Put drained soaked rice into blender, add in 115 g of plain water, blend on high speed for about 3 minutes until smooth, stop for a while after every minute. Add in sugar syrup, blend until combined.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Strain mixture into stainless bowl. Add in thick coconut milk, mix well. Bring ½ large pot of water to boil, turn to medium heat, sit stainless bowl in hot water, cook mixture for about 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Pour mixture into lined baking pan.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Bring water of steamer to the boil, steam over medium heat for 45 minutes.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Bake in an air fryer at 200°C (230°C-240°C if using an oven) for 20-23 minutes, or until the top is lightly charred.
    How to make Kuih Bengkang/Bingka Beras with white rice
  • Set aside until to cool completely before unmoulding. Cut into pieces using a plastic knife.

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Notes

Use fresh coconut milk for better taste.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 53mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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