• 4 cups of rice flour 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of white sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder  
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast 
  • 6 cups of water 
  • Oil for brushing puto molder 
  • Puto molder
  • Making WATER ROUX (1 cup rice flour and 2 cups of water)


  1. First, prepare and measure all the ingredients you need.
  2. In a big bowl, mix the 3 cups of rice flour, sugar, baking powder, and yeast. Mix well.
  3. Pour the 4 cups of water into the dry ingredients then mix until no lumps. Cover and set aside.
  4. Now make the water roux. Mix rice flour and 2 cups of water in a pan. Stir until dissolve.
  5. Then turn on the stove over medium heat. 
  6. Stir constantly until a sticky paste is formed.
  7. Immediately add the roux to the rice flour batter you made earlier. Mix until there are no more lumps. You don’t have to cool down the water roux. Don’t worry, the yeast will be fine. 
  8. Cover and let rest for 1.5 hours.
  9. Shortly before the 1.5 hour is over, prepare your steamer. Set the stove to medium heat.
  10. Grease your molds with vegetable oil.
  11. After 1.5 hours, stir the batter to remove bubbles. Don’t overmix.
  12. Pour the batter into the molds. Arrange into a steamer. 
  13. Steam for about 18-20 minutes. 
  14. Serve and enjoy the puto bigas