A rice delicacy, suman is steamed glutinous rice, sweetened or unsweetened, wrapped in oiled coconut or banana leaves. The suman in the photo in this recipe is an unsweetened variety, wrapped and tied with strands of coconut leaves. You cut a piece, dip it in sugar and eat it. At least, that’s the traditional way of serving suman.
Let’s get a little radical… ever tried fried suman with fresh ripe mangoes? No? Aahhh… you’re missing a lot…
4 pieces of unsweetened suman in coconut leaves
1/4 c. of butter or margarine
2 fresh ripe mangoes
Cooking procedure :
Over medium-high heat, melt butter or margarine in a non-stick skillet. When butter or margarine starts to clarify, lay suman pieces side by side on skillet. Make sure you leave room to roll them while frying. Fry suman until golden brown and rice grains are puffed. Serve with sliced fresh ripe mangoes.