Making Sticky Rice Balls

Category Chinese
Making sticky rice balls can be fun and tasty. A treat made with steamed glutinous rice batter and often shared around the Chinese new year.
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Here's a fun weekend treat full of floating circles and bananas. It could be served either hot or cold but it's best when newly cooked paired with hot chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cup plantain bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup tapioca pearls soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (for glutinous balls mixture)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (to add into coconut milk)
  • 2 cups water

Steps:

  1. Boil 2 cups of water together with tapioca pearls for 10-15 minutes or until pearls are cooked.
  2. While waiting for the pearls to cook, prepare the glutinous dough by mixing 1/2 cup of water to the glutinous rice flour. Mix thoroughly until it forms a dough.
  3. Take a small portion and roll to form into balls.
  4. Throw the balls into the boiling water. The tapioca pearls will absorb as much water so add more water if necessary. Continue to simmer until the balls starts floating.
  5. Pour the coconut milk.
  6. Then add the sugar and stir occasionally.
  7. Add the bananas and continue to simmer while still stirring mixture (this is to prevent the ingredients from sticking into the pan).
  8. When the bananas are cooked and the sauce becomes thick, it will be perfect for serving.
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I didn't know what this sticky treat was called. I started thinking about how it was made. After a few experiments in the kitchen I was able to recreate them.

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My aunt always gave me these favorite treats every Chinese new year.

Sticky Rice Balls on plate

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