Ginataang Mais - Snacks are already a part of Filipino’s daily lives. They have mid-day snack and an afternoon snack. Or even when they get hungry anytime of the day, they just have themselves a treat.
That is one proof that Filipinos are really food lovers. Snacks can either be light or heavy. Some have it heavy especially if they are doing strenuous works that require a lot of energy. When they need to work hard, they need carbs.
Desserts are also a big factor in Filipino meals especially sweet ones. Filipinos love to have cakes, chocolates, ice cream and the like for desserts.
Snacks and desserts are two kinds of meals eaten separately throughout the day. But here is a Filipino dish which can be eaten as a snack and can also be considered as a dessert. Have you ever had this delicious Ginataang Mais?
This food which can either be a snack or a dessert is loved and popular in the Philippines. It is a kind of food that can also be a comfort food during rainy days when the weather is cold. It can make you feel warm and of course, full.
This dish has its resemblance with Maja Blanca, another delicious Filipino food, which is also sweet and creamy. The only difference between the two is that Ginataang Mais is their texture because it is liquidy.
One thing that makes this dish really good is the glutinous rice or malagkit in Tagalog. This kind of rice is used in many Filipino delicacies.
Ginataang Mais is also very simple and easy to prepare. It will only take twenty to twenty five minutes of your time in cooking this comforting food.
Let us not forget the corn which makes it sweet and yummy. Many of us loves the sweetness of corns. Kernel corns are the ones used in this food. It can be bought in all supermarkets around your area.
So it is very easy to find and always available. This food is also very satisfying. Once you have tasted it especially during cold days, you can just stay indoors and enjoy the warm, luscious taste of Ginataang Mais.
Remember that you can also serve it as a dessert for your love ones after lunch or dinner with your whole family. Let them also enjoy this one of a kind Filipino specialty.
Ginataang Mais Recipe
- 1½ cups glutinous rice
- 1 cup cream corn
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Wash the glutinous rice twice.
- Pour the second extract of coconut milk on the rice.
- Add the cream of corn and sugar.
- Stir and cook for 20 - 25 minutes in medium heat.
- Add the first extract of coconut milk.
- Stir thoroughly.