Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Coconut Rice Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 2 cakes

400 g

500 ml


125 g

2 tablespoons

250 ml

1 tablespoon

1 sheet

250 g

Uncooked rice




Melted butter, plus additional for brushing

Thick coconut milk

Baking powder

Banana leaf

Cottage cheese or cheddar cheese, grated

Method :
  • Soak rice in water overnight.

  • Drain rice, reserving the liquid. In a blender of food processor, grind the rice finely, adding just enough of the reserved liquid so the mixture is not dry. Set aside for about 12 hours at room temperature.

  • Preheat oven to 180oC (350oF). Beat eggs in a bowl until foamy. Add sugar and butter.

  • Beat until fluffy. Pour the coconut milk into the ground rice and mix well.

  • Blend into the egg mixture, beating well until smooth. Add baking powder.

  • Wilt banana leaves by passing over an open flame for several seconds. Line two small baking dishes or heatproof pans, about 20 cm in diameter, with banana leaves. Brush banana leaves with butter.

  • Pour mixture into the baking dishes, distributing evenly.

  • Top with grated cheese and brush with butter again.

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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