A recipe for Sweet Peanut Nuggets from the cookbook, Easy Chinese Recipes! Chewy rice balls are boiled, then coated in a sweetened ground peanut mixture.
Keyword China, Chinese, dessert, peanut
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Resting Time: 30minutes
Total Time 1hour
Glutinous Rice Balls:
8ounces(250 grams) glutinous (sticky) rice flour
3/4cup(185 milliliters) water
3tablespoonsroasted peanutscoarsely chopped, to garnish
3ounces(75 grams) ground peanut
3ounces(75 grams) fine sugar
2tablespoonswhite sesame seedslightly toasted
Add the glutinous rice flour into a big bowl and pour the water in slowly, kneading it while adding the water until it becomes a dough. The dough is ready when it's no longer sticky and the surface becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into two equal portions and roll the portions into two cylinders. Cut each cylinder into 12 equal pieces.
Gently roll each piece of the dough into a ball shape using both palms.
Mix all the ingredients for the coating in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Gently transfer the glutinous rice balls into the boiling water and boil until they float to the top, about 2 minutes.
Remove the rice balls with a strainer or slotted spoon, shake off the excess water and then coat them generously with the coating. Garnish the nuggets with the chopped roasted peanuts and serve immediately.