Peche-Peche (Purple Rice Dessert)

Demonstrated by: Ailyn Parubrub Lum of Filipino Women's League.
Filipino Merienda on June 16, 2001.



Peche-Peche (Purple Rice Dessert)

  • 2 cups mochi rice (glutinous or sweet rice)
  • 2 tablespoons pirurutung (dark purple rice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut


  1. In a rice cooker or 2-quart saucepan, rinse and drain mochi rice.
  2. Add pirurutung and water; cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and mix well.
  4. Cool and form rice into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  5. Coat with coconut.

Makes 4 dozen balls.


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