Glutinous Rice Ball Filled with Sesame Paste and Rolled in Crushed Peanuts

When the Richmond Community Kitchens celebrated Chinese New Year the dim sum at HKYK Seafood Hotpot Restaurant, some of the members really enjoyed the Glutinous Rice Balls coated with Crushed Peanuts and  ere interested to learn how to make it. Among the attendees is Julie who had demonstrated how to make Taiwanese Tang Yuan in the South Arm Community Kitchen in March 2007.  Julie volunteered to demonstrate how to make the Glutinous Rice Ball Filled with Sesame Paste and Rolled in Crushed Peanuts in the very next kitchen at South Arm Community Kitchen.


The Glutinous Rice Ball served in multicolor mini muffin paper cups can be a great potluck dish.


We love the chewiness of the glutinous rice ball while the black sesame filing and the crush peanuts add different textures to this sweet snack.


Julie also made some plain (unfilled) glutinous rice ball to be served in red bean soup.


  • glutinous rice flour
  • ground black sesame
  • icing sugar
  • water or vegetable oil




To make the sesame paste, combine equal amount of ground black sesame with icing sugar in a bowl.

Add a little water or vegetable oil in order to blend the mixture together. Place the mixture in a small plastic bag and pat to a thickness of 1 cm. Refrigerate for 2 hours or more to firm up the paste. Once firm up, cut the paste into 1 cm cubes.

Glutinous-Rice-Ball-Peanuts-4-300x200Prepare the glutinous rice ball by mixing the glutinous rice flour with water, a little at a time until you can gather the dough into a ball. You can check for more details here. Make small balls of 2 cm diameters. Lightly flatten the ball to make a well in the center.
Glutinous-Rice-Ball-Peanuts-5-300x200Place a piece of the sesame paste into the well, seal and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Glutinous-Rice-Ball-Peanuts-7-300x200Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Gently add the glutinous rice balls into the boiling water; do not over crowd the pot.

Once the glutinous rice balls float to the top, they are done. Remove with a slotted spoon.

Glutinous-Rice-Ball-Peanuts-8-300x200Roll the glutinous rice balls in a plate filled with crushed peanuts. Serve in mini muffin paper cups.
Glutinous-Rice-Ball-Peanuts-10-300x200Members looking on while Julie demonstrating how to make the glutinous rice ball batter.

Julie, thank you for sharing in the South Arm Community Kitchen.

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  1. Oh, I looooooooooove these! It would be so cool to say that I make them myself. OK, adding it onto my list of to-make dishes.

  2. Haukie

    I had these at a resturaunt and they were the BEST THING I HAD EATEN in years. i haven’t made THIS recipie yet, but I an exited to! the only thing that was hard to find was GLUTINOUS rice flour, we have lots of regular rice flour, but it does NOT work for this.

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