Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Red Beans Rice Balls in Sweet Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

5 cups

220 g


Filling ingredients

30 g


2 1/2 spoons

1 tablespoon

150 ml


Skin ingredients

150 g

120 ml





Red beans

Pandanus leaf, tie into a knot

Castor sugar





Glutinous rice


Method :
  • To prepare filling :

  • Boil red beans and 1 pandanus leaf in water for 30 minutes.

  • Drain and blend into a fine paste.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and cook bean paste with sugar till thick.

  • Cool and use as filling.

  • Cut into 20 pieces.

  • To prepare skin :

  • Mix together the ingredients. Knead into a small dough, then divide into 20 equal pieces.

  • Shape each piece of dough into a ball.

  • Flatten each and put 1 piece of filling in the centre.

  • Gather up the edges and seal. Roll into smooth ball again.

  • Bring water to the boil. Stir in sugar till dissolved.

  • Add red bean balls and cook 5 minutes till they rise to the surface.

  • Dish up syrup and balls into individual bowls.

  • Serve hot.

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