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Recipe For Riguas

Recipe For Riguas


  • 20-25 corn on the cob (corn must be firm)
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag of frozen banana leafs


  • With a knife, remove corn kernels from the cob
  • Grind corn kernels with flour, sugar and salt
  • The dough will be a little liquidy – that’s OK
  • Cut the banana leafs to about 8 x 10 (around same size of a sheet of paper), rinse them and dry them
  • Pour about 2 Tbsp of dough onto 1 side of banana leaf and fold the rest of the leaf over it to form a half moon
  • Cook on a griddle over medium heat for about 15 minutes until they set, flipping over every 5 minutes or so
  • When they are set and not runny anymore, remove from banana leaf and continue to cook until golden brown
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  1. Eva Gonzalez Saul

    How many does it make?

    • Derick & Jill

      Hey Eva,
      It should make about 12-15 riguas. When we were in Central America, we’d buy these from some ladies on the street and they were delicious!!! I think maybe the ones those ladies made had cheese in them too, so you could throw in a little mozzarella or mexican cheese or something I’m sure too if you wanted.


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