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#165 Ohagi

I love Japanese sweets. I usually buy them from the supermarket. But I thought I’d try making some. I decided on ohagi because it seemed like it would be the easiest. Ohagi is basically rice, covered with beans and sugar. The rice inside is sticky – about halfway between onigiri and mochi. I followed a recipe which I found on the net.
Ingredients
  Adzuki beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), washed
  Water 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Mochi rice 4⁄5 Cup (12.8 tbs), cooked
  Rice 1⁄5 Cup (3.2 tbs), cooked
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pan, place beans with some water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and fill fresh water. Repeat this process 3 times.
2. Boil the beans on low heat, until it turns tender.
3. Add sugar and salt. Using a rice spoon, crush the beans.
4. Using a rice spoon, crush the cooked rice, form equal sized balls.
5. On a plastic wrap, place 2 tablespoons of the bean mixture and over it place a rice ball, gently close the wrap to form a ball. Repeat the process to make several balls.

SERVING
6. Serve as a dessert or finger food.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Japanese Sticky Rice With Beans And Sugar
Ohagi is a classic Japanese dessert prepared using sticky rice, sugar, and beans. Sarah tells you how to make a quick Japanese dessert using easy-to-find ingredients that doesn't require more than 30 minutes to throw together. Delicious, sticky, gooey treats, this Japanese sweet is truly irresistible.

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