Philippine Ginataang Mais (Rice and Corn Porridge)

Ginataang Mais is a Sweet Rice and Corn Porridge that is an authentic dessert in the Philippines. The Ginataang Mais recipe is vegan by default and contains glutinous rice, mais and coconut milk.

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With the Ginataang Mais Recipe you make an easy snack or dessert.

What is Ginataang Mais?

Ginataang Mais is a porridge or snack that originates from the Philippines. Since the Ginataang Mais recipe is 100% plant-based in its traditional form, we found ourselves (and you!) yet another comforting warm and sweet dish on our mission to collect the authentic vegan dishes from all countries in the world.

Ginataang Mais translates to ‘corn done with coconut milk’. And that is basically what it is. It is a porridge made of coconut milk, corn and glutinous rice, also known as sweet rice or dessert rice. The same type of rice that the Thai use for their world famous Kaow Neow Mamuang.

Variations on the Ginataang Mais recipe

Other ingredients such as jackfruit and grated coconut might be added. But with the classic version you can stick to glutinous rice, coconut milk, mais and of course: sugar! That is: if you want to go fully traditional. If you ask us, taste wise you can leave out the sugar.

In the Philippines they eat Ginataang Mais as dessert or sweet snack. But if you leave out the sugar (or leave it in, if you’re a sweet tooth) we would highly recommend this Philippine porridge for breakfast. 


For 2 servings

Rice, coconut milk, corn and sugar is all you need for the Ginataag Mais Recipe.
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) of glutinous rice
  • 150 grams (½ cup) of corn (net weight)
  • 360 milliliter (1 ½ cup) of coconut milk
  • 50 grams (¼ cup) of sugar
  • 180 milliliter (¾ cup) of water

How to make Ginataang Mais

Prep: 0 min. | Cook: 40 min | Total: 40 min.

  1. Put the coconut milk, water and glutinous rice in a cooking pan and bring to a boil.
    If you use fresh corn kernels, add these as well. If you use canned corn, add later.
  1. Let simmer for about 25 minutes while stirring frequently.
  1. After 25 minutes, add the sugar. If you use canned corn, add the corn now.

  2. Let simmer for another 10 minutes while stirring frequently. Serve when the thickness is to your liking.
Ginataang Mais Recipe: rice and corn in coconut milk.


Recipe: Ginataang Mais
Country: Philippines
Prep: 0 min.
Cook: 40 min.
Total: 40 min.
Ingredients: glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar, corn, water
Type of meal: breakfast, dessert, snack

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