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Filipino Carioca

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Carioca are sweet chewy ball-shaped treats that can be enjoyed as dessert or snack, these are made from sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour can also be used) and sweetened shredded coconuts.
  Sweet rice flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Glutinous Rice Flour Can Be Used As A Substitute)
  Sweetened shredded coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coconut milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coconut milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. In a mixing bowl, combine sweet rice flour, sweetened shredded coconut, and coconut milk. Mix well until a dough is formed.

2. Scoop about a tablespoon and a half of the mixture then form into a ball shaped figure. Set aside.

3. Heat a cooking pot then pour-in cooking oil.

4. Deep fry the mixture that were formed into balls in medium heat for 5 to7 minutes or until the color turns light to medium brown.

5. Turn off heat and remove the balls from the cooking pot. Transfer the balls to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.

6. Start making the coating by heating a saucepan and pouring the coconut milk in. Let the coconut milk boil then add the brown sugar and stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat.

7. Dip the fried balls into the coating then skewer, if desired.

8. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Asian, Filipino
Deep Fried
Coconut Milk
Milk Product
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
From the video, one can easily make out that something delicious is being cooked. These are Filipino Carioca or sweet balls made with sticky rice flour. Unfortunately, the entire video is in Filipino and it would be very hard to replicate the recipe without exact measurements in hands.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1051 Calories from Fat 890

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 102 g156.4%

Saturated Fat 27.3 g136.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 74.8 mg3.1%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g7%

Sugars 15.5 g

Protein 4 g7.1%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 2.7%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 11.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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