Glutinous rice is also known in the Philippines as malagkit.
Glutinous rice cooked in coconut or banana leaf wrappers are steamed to produce suman, of which there are many varieties depending on the region. Some of the common toppings are bukayo, grated mature coconut cooked in sugar; coconut jam; and freshly grated coconut. Malagkit is also used in puto, or steamed rice cakes, of which numerous variations exist.
Bibingka is a general term for sweet rice cake, which is mainly glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk. Bibingka is often associated with the Philippine Christmas season.
Glutinous rice is also used in gruel-like dishes such as champorado, which is cooked with cocoa powder and sweetened. Milk is usually added, and tuyo is served with it as a counterpoint. Lugaw, goto, and arroz caldo, are all variants of rice porridge dishes, featuring glutinous rice mixed with regular rice.
Glutinous rice is really versatile and will be a great additional for that very Filipino kitchen.
In New Brunswick, you can get Glutinous Rice Flour and other Filipino grocery items from AngKapitbahay – your friendly neighborhood online grocery store serving Philippine products to New Brunswick residents.