Incredibly satisfying and flavourful! These delicious and nutritious rice balls soaked in a bowl of osmanthus syrup a great way to celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival. This Blueberry Multi-grain glutinous rice ball recipe is shared by passionate home cook Cheng Geck Chau who loves cooking heartwarming traditional recipes.
The Dongzhi Festival also referred to as the Winter Solstice Festival (Dongzhi冬至), celebrates the end of winter and welcoming the warmer days of spring. The rice dumplings are a quintessential dish to be served on this day. Here's a creative and nutritious recipe to help warm the hearts and belly of your loved ones!
A surprisingly easy treat and dessert that can be enjoyed on its own or with soup. Here's how you can make yours. First, prepare the blueberry filling. Mix in 22 Complete Nutrimix Blueberry flavour, castor sugar and coconut oil. The 22 Complete Nutrimix is the special ingredient that brings this dish a notch up in terms of nutritious value. The blueberries are high in antioxidants which help protect cells from damage. It also contains dietary fibre to promote a healthy digestive system. With 22 types of premium grains, beans, oats and seeds provide a healthy balance of nutrients. The 22 Complete Nutrimix also contains whole grains to improve cardiovascular health. Portion the filling to 6g each and place in the freezer to chill.
Next, prepare the dough. Blend the blueberries and water till fine. Sift to remove skin and seeds. In a large bowl, mix glutinous rice flour and half portion of the sifted blueberry mixture. Mix dough thoroughly with hand and add in the remaining. Add in 200ml water and divide the rice ball into 18g portion each.
Wrap the rice ball with filling. Flatten the dough and add in the filling. Knead to close the gap and roll into a ball. Place it on a plate with some flour to prevent sticking.
Lastly, boil the soup and cook the rice ball. In the saucepan, add in water and ginger. Boil for 5 minutes and add in rock sugar and sweet Osmanthus. In a sperate pot of boiling water, cook the rice ball till it floats. Transfer to room temperature water to cool. Place rice balls in a bowl and pour the sweet Osmanthus syrup, then serve!
With this, it's going to be hard to go back to normal glutinous rice balls again! Make some for you and your family to enjoy this Winter Solstice Festival!
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