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pan fried mochi or sticky rice cake with red bean paste
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Red Bean Paste Rice Cake

Red bean paste rice cake is a classic Cantonese snack or street food in Hong Kong. This sticky rice cake with red bean paste recipe takes around 30 minutes.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 237kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put 1 cup of glutinous rice flour into the bowl.
  • Then, add 1.5 tablespoons of sugar into the flour and mix it well.
  • Pour ½ cup of hot boiling water into the flour mixture. Mix the flour with a spoon. (Be careful when pouring the hot water.) The dough is hot, keep mixing with a spoon until it is not too hot and you can use your hand to knead the dough.
  • The dough is a little bit sticky and don't worry about adding extra flour. (Remember to knead the dough while it’s still hot/warm.)
  • After that, pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the dough and continue to knead the dough until it's not sticky. (I like to separate 2 times by pouring the oil. Therefore, I add ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil at a time and continue to knead the dough.)
  • Next, roll the dough into elongated shape.
  • Roughly divide the dough into 6 pieces.
  • Roll the pieces into 6 balls.
  • Scoop a tablespoon full of red bean paste and roll it into a ball. Repeat this step and roll 6 red bean paste balls.
  • Use your palm to press and flatten the flour dough.
  • Then, use fingers to flatten the side. Make sure the middle of the dough is thicker than the side. And, place the red bean paste filling in the middle of the dough.
  • Fold and roll the dough with red bean paste filling into a ball. Repeat and finish 6 of them.
  •  After, use your palm to press the dough with filling slightly.
  • Spray some oil into the non-stick pan and turn on small/ low fire. Pan fry both sides of the sticky rice cake with red bean paste. Cover the lid for 5 minutes. Then, flip the other side pan fry and cover the lid for another 5 minutes.

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make sticky rice cake with red bean paste:

  • Add glutinous rice flour and sugar into a bowl and mix it well. Then, pour the hot boiling water into the flour mixture. Be careful the dough is very hot. Use a spoon to stir and mix the dough until the dough is not too hot, but it is ok to use your hands to knead the dough. Remember to knead the dough while it’s still hot/warm. 
  • When you knead the dough, it’s a little bit sticky. Don’t worry about adding extra flour. Adding vegetable oil will help. Separate 2 times and pour the oil into the dough. Continue to knead the dough until it’s not sticky. 
  • Use your palms to flatten the flour dough and use fingers to flatten the sides. Make sure the middle of the dough is thicker. 
  • Put the filling, fold the dough and roll into a ball. Use the palm slightly to press the ball. Remember don’t flatten too much because the filling will come out. 
  • Spray some oil and turn on a small/low fire. Pan fry both sides and cover with the lid 5 minutes each side. 

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg