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Vitumbua – Coconut Rice Pancakes


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk, slightly warmed 
  • 2-3 tablespoon coconut flakes – optional
  • ½ -1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾-1 cup coconut, brown or white sugar

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Soak 2 cups of rice in a large bowl, preferably overnight.

Step 2

Drain the water completely and add into a food processor or blender together with coconut milk, flakes, spices, sugar, salt and yeast.

Step 3

Blend until it’s puree. You might have to do this in batches depending on your blender. Just make sure you pause in between and check for smoothness.

Step 4

Pour in a large bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm area until doubled in size or when you see bubbles forming.

Step 5

Heat a pancake pan or frying pan on medium heat and brush the pan with the oil.

Step 6

Make sure the pan is hot enough before adding batter.

Step 7

Cook the batter for about 2-3 minutes on each side, then quickly flip and continue cooking on the other side.

Step 8

Repeat until all the batter is finished and you have a pile of pancakes!

Step 9

Enjoy with chai or caramel dipping sauce.