Ginataang Mais Recipe

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 27, 2020

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This Ginataang Mais Recipe or (Sweet Corn and Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk) is a variation of the traditional, Filipino dish called “Ginataan” which has a wide range of ingredients, from different kinds of fish, meat, and vegetables that is cooked in coconut milk, depending on what kind of ingredients are used.

However, unlike most forms of ginataan, Ginataang Mais can be considered both as a dessert and a snack, depending on what time the dish is served.

It is quite simple to Ginataang Mais, and delectable treat for kids and adults alike.

Ginataang Mais Recipe

How To Prepare for your Ginataang Mais Recipe

The Basic Method

Filipino ginataang mais recipe

This Ginataang Mais Recipe or (Sweet Corn and Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk) is a variation of the traditional, Filipino dish called “Ginataan” which has a wide range of ingredients, from different kinds of fish, meat, and vegetables that is cooked in coconut milk, depending on what kind of ingredients are used.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Coconut, Dessert, Ginataang, Mais
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 154kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2

Ingredients

  • 1 can cream style corn about 2 cups
  • 1 can whole sweet corn kernels (including the liquid), about 2 cups
  • 1 cup sweet rice, sticky rice, glutinous rice, or Calrose rice
  • 2 cans coconut milk, about 4 cups
  • 3 cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add sweet rice and water. Simmer until rice is soft and almost all of the water has been absorbed. Stir occasionally to make sure that the bottom doesn’t burn.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to simmer until corn is soft and done.
  • Remove from heat. May be served cold or warm.

Notes

(If you want, you can replace the two cans of corn with 3-4 ears of fresh corn. Just cut the kernels off the cob with a knife and scrape the cob with a spoon to get the corn “milk”)
*This is really up to you and your tastebuds. You can start with 3/4 cup of sugar and just add more later. Like my grandma says, just taste it and adjust until it tastes right 🙂

Ginataang Mais Ingredients

Add sweet rice and water

Simmer rice in a cooking pot

Ginataang Mais and rice getting cooked

The dish itself is like Arroz Caldo in consistency, but is much sweeter and creamier in flavor, due to coconut milk as one of the main ingredients as well as the addition of sugar in the dish.

It doesn’t take too long to make Ginataang Mais and is especially great for cold weather when hot, warm weather when served cold, or when you just really crave for Ginataang Mais.

The ingredients to make Ginataang Mais are glutinous rice (kaning malagkit), raw or canned corn kernels, water, and sugar.

If you like corn (mais), you should also check out this Mais Con Yelo Recipe to try out

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.