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Dessert Rice Balls

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Ingredients
  Glutinous rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Mochi Gome)
  Azuki beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Add Extra If You Would Like To Keep Finished Rice Balls For A Couple Of Days At Room Temperature)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Black sesame seeds 3 Tablespoon, roasted for 1 minute in a pan and ground
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Rinse the rice well and soak in 1-1/3 cups of water for 2 hrs and then steam the rice, cool and shape into small balls.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan with water add the azuki beans, allow to boil, drain and add 3 cups fresh water, simmer over a low heat; add 1/2 cup cold water after 1 hr and allow the beans to soften further.
3) When the beans are soft, add the sugar and salt, simmer further the the liquid in the beans disappear; turn off the heat and mash well.

FINALIZING
4) On a plastic wrap put 2-3 tbsp azuki paste, place a rice ball over it and wrap, twist to cover the paste over the rice;
repeat process to make 6 to 8 rice balls.
5) Add the roasted, ground sesame seeds with sugar, roll each rice ball in this mixture to cover completely .

SERVING 6) Serve on a nice dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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