This Healthy Biko Recipe has added collagen peptides and made with date syrup. It’s filled with healthy good fats and vitamins!
Wash the rice until it becomes clear and place in the rice cooker with the water, vanilla pod and cinnamon stick. Cook using the sweet rice setting. If you don't have a sweet rice setting, just use your normal rice settings.
While the rice is cooking, mix the coconut milk, collagen, date syrup and salt in a large sauce pan.
Once the rice is cooked, take out the cinnamon stick and the vanilla pod. Cut the pod in half and scrape out the seeds and add both the cooked rice and the vanilla seeds into the coconut milk sauce.
Add the rice to the coconut milk mixture and put it on very low heat. Keep stirring until the coconut milk is absorbed into the rice and it starts to pull away from the sides. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
Take off the heat and either line a serving plate with banana leaves. If you don't have access to banana leaves line with parchment paper. Spread the Biko on the plate and drizzle with more date syrup. Cut into bite size pieces and cool to room temperature before serving.