Dessert Rice Balls

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May. 25, 2011


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



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.


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.


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
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412Calories from Fat 35

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 48 mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet