Glutinous Rice Balls [Happy Winter Solstice Festival]

Glutinious Rice Dumpling
吃汤圆咯!

Winter Solstice Festival aka Dongzhi Festival (冬至节) is one of the important festivals celebrated by Chinese around the world. Traditionally, family members gather together on this day making and eating glutinous rice balls (aka glutinous dumpling) which symbolize reunion.


I prepared two rice ball (汤圆) dishes today, one with crushed peanut cookie and another with sweet peanut soup. Rice balls with crushed peanut cookies is the my family tradition, it tastes like Chinese style mochi with crushed peanuts and sugar.

Peanut Cookie

贡糖 aka Peanut Cookie


Glutinious Rice Dumpling

Peanut is cooked until very soft, almost melt in the mouth, then add in cooked rice balls just before serving. I used slow cooker for cooking the soup, cooked it overnight on low mode.

It is very easy to make glutinous rice balls, just add warm water and food colouring (optional) into glutinous rice flour then knead into pliable dough. After that make into balls then drop them into a pot of boiling water (add ginger slices and pandan leaves if desired) to cook. Once cooked, they will be floating at the surface.

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5 comments to “Glutinous Rice Balls [Happy Winter Solstice Festival]”
hsling said...
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祝妳及家人冬至快乐!

Vernice Yeo said...
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Yummy!!貢糖很久没吃了。。难买呐。。还有我喜欢喝的花生汤!!绵绵的花生真的又香又好吃!!很丰富的汤圆大餐!!
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冬至快乐哟~

Lydia said...
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hsling, thanks!

Vernice,
谢谢! 我也是久久才买一次貢糖,不难买大小超市都有卖。
花生汤超棒的,不过在家只有我一人懂得欣赏。老公和小孩都不是很喜欢。

Jess @ Bakericious said...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Su-yin said...
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Love tang yuan - I've never thought of serving it in a peanut soup, that is so smart! Definitely gonna try it, as I love those peanut soups that they serve with deep fried pancakes (in restaurants).

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