Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Glutinous Rice Balls Recipe

(Che Troi Nuoc)

Ingredients : Serves 4

500 g

1 1/2 teaspoons

200 g

300 g

50 g



20 g

Glutinous rice flour


Split green beans, soaked for 2 hours


Ginger, peeled and chopped

Warm water


White sesame seeds, toasted

Coconut milk syrup

Method :
  • In a large bowl, combine glutinous rice flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Gradually add enough warm water to form a soft pliable dough. Form the mixture into 3 cm balls.

  • Steam green beans until soft then blend (process) into a paste. Stir fry over low heat with remaining salt, 100 g sugar and 10 g chopped ginger. Stir fry until bean paste is dry.

  • Form mixture into balls, slightly smaller than the glutinous rice flour balls.

  • Flatten a glutinous rice flour ball and press a bean paste ball into it. Roll to enclose green bean paste fully. Repeat with remaining glutinous rice flour balls and bean paste balls.

  • Bring 2 liters water to the boil then add balls in to cook. When balls float to the surface, remove then rinse under running water for 2 minutes.

  • Bring another 2 liters water to the boil then add in remaining sugar and ginger. Stir for 10 minutes.

  • Place glutinous rice balls in and return to the boil.

  • Serve glutinous rice balls with sugar syrup in a small bowl, topped with coconut milk syrup and sesame seeds.

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