Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Pearl Rice Balls


This is a very delicious recipe that we tried for the first will not be the last time I will make it!

Pearl rice balls

200 g of glutinous rice. In my case, I used calrose rice

2 carrots, chopped

60 grams of mushrooms washed and dried

120 grams raw shrimp

1 piece (1 cm) ginger, peeled, grated

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon soy sauce

4 green onions, cut into pieces

4 teaspoons of rice flour



1/2 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup of water

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon spicy sesame oil

chopped green onions

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce, and set aside.

Soak the glutinous rice for 2 hours. Drain and set aside. Since I didn't have glutinous rice, I soaked the calrose rice for 40 minutes, and then cooked it half way through in water. Drain and set aside.

In a food processor, place the carrots, shrimps and mushrooms, and chopped them all. Add the green onions, garlic, ginger, rice flour, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Blend it until you have a pate mixture. Make small balls, and place it in the fridge for 1 hour to set them. These balls should be firm, but no hard. 

Take the balls out of the fridge, and coat them with the rice. Place it in a steamer (bamboo steam), and cook them for 20 minutes. Serve them warm with the sauce. ENJOY!

Also, this year I made my Chinese  New Year traditional recipes from previous years....the recipes are in the links

This year I made the dumpling's dough, the recipe is in this post.


  1. So many delicious dishes at one set....I love anything with plump shrimp or prawns. Haven't had pearl rice balls in ages...I need to make some too.

  2. Such an interesting recipe for the rice balls and wonderful things to go with them. Looks delicious.

  3. Everything looks so good and the rice balls are really interesting. What a great meal.

  4. I hope this is not a repeat. I love how beautiful all of these foods look and the recipe for the rice balls is really interesting.