Have I mentioned my Mama is an excellent cook? Every other weekend I take little girl to visit my Parents and play with her cousins. As soon as we walk in the house our noses are always filled with yummy smells, now that my Mom has retired, she’s become quite the baker and dessert maker. One of little girl’s favorite game is “Guess what we are having for dessert today?” not gonna lie, I love that game also!
Chinese new year was around a month ago, and my Mama decided to make her own sweet rice balls. This sounded like a daunting task, because I am used to buying them at the local Asian market (frozen aisle), boil some water and dump them in, 7 minutes later we got ourselves some deliciousness! Since my Mom’s real happy with her first batch, I was very eager to learn and document her mad skills, so here it is, enjoy!
- 2 Package Glutinous Rice Flour (16oz each)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cup sesame powder
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Boil water
- Pour 1 bag of rice flour into large bowl
- Pour boiling water onto rice flour, mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon (make sure don’t burn yourself)
- In a medium size bowl, mix sesame powder, powdered sugar and oil, stir thoroughly
- When rice flour dough cools down a bit, kneed with hands until it forms a dough shape, if it’s too sticky, add a little more rice flour
- Take the dough out of the bowl, cut it into 4 pieces. Kneed them into individual long string like shapes
- Cut the string shapes into smaller pieces (around 1 inch), flatter with hand into circular shapes
- Put some sesame filling onto the center of flour circle, start closing with finger to form it into a ball, make sure it’s closed tightly
- Sprinkle some rice flour onto a board, place the finished sweet rice balls onto that to avoid sticking
- The finished rice balls can be frozen if you don’t plan on eating them right away.
Boil water, put the sweet rice balls into the hot water for a few minutes, usually when the balls begin to surface, they are ready to be eaten.