|YIELDS: 5 Servings||PREP TIME: 15 mins||COOK TIME: 10 mins||TOTAL TIME: 25 mins|
We ate these sweet and sticky rice dumplings in Tokyo as a street food snack and wanted to recreate it at home! In Japan it’s served with a sweet soy glaze, which is fantastic, but these would be great with chocolate or caramel sauce too! Think of it as a new twist on S’mores!!
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you prepare the dough.
- Combine the flours in a large bowl.
- Stir in the warm water, a little bit at a time, using chopsticks. (Dry climates may need a bit more water while humid climates may need a bit less.)
- When the mixture begins to stick together and form lumps, use your hands to shape the dough into a ball.
- Knead the dough with your hands until it becomes smooth. It should have a marshmallow-like texture.
- Form the dough into a ball and cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Divide each of those pieces into 2 pieces.
- Shape each of the pieces into a smooth, round ball. If you experience any cracking, simply dip your finger in a bit of water and smooth out the cracks. (At this point, you can freeze the dumplings in an airtight container in a single layer. When you’re ready to use them, cook from frozen.)
- Prepare a bowl of ice water to place the dumplings in when done cooking.
- Carefully add the dumplings to the pot of boiling water and stir occasionally to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom.
- Once the dumplings rise to the top, allow them to cook for another 1-2 minutes then remove and place in the ice water bath.
- Once the dumplings have cooled, remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a tray that’s slightly wet so they don’t stick.
- Skewer three dumplings onto a bamboo skewer.
- For the sweet soy glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan before turning on the heat.
- Whisk until well combined then heat over medium and continue whisking until the mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
- To serve the dumplings, finish them by grilling over hot coals until golden brown on the outside.
- Serve with plenty of sweet soy glaze over the top or on the side. You could also try these with chocolate or caramel sauce!