Dessert Rice Balls Recipe


Preparation Time2 Hr 0 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In2 Hr 35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Glutinous rice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Mochi Gome)
 Azuki beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Add Extra If You Would Like To Keep Finished Rice Balls For A Couple Of Days At Room Temperature)
 Salt1 Pinch
 Black sesame seeds3 Tablespoon, roasted for 1 minute in a pan and ground
 Sugar1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.4%

Saturated Fat 0.64 g3.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 48.6 mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.1%

Sugars 19.2 g

Protein 11 g22.7%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 10.1% Iron 19.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Rinse the rice well and soak in 1-1/3 cups of water for 2 hrs and then steam the rice, cool and shape into small balls.

2) In a saucepan with water add the azuki beans, allow to boil, drain and add 3 cups fresh water, simmer over a low heat; add 1/2 cup cold water after 1 hr and allow the beans to soften further.
3) When the beans are soft, add the sugar and salt, simmer further the the liquid in the beans disappear; turn off the heat and mash well.

4) On a plastic wrap put 2-3 tbsp azuki paste, place a rice ball over it and wrap, twist to cover the paste over the rice;
repeat process to make 6 to 8 rice balls.
5) Add the roasted, ground sesame seeds with sugar, roll each rice ball in this mixture to cover completely .

SERVING 6) Serve on a nice dish.