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



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Glutinous Rice Ball (Tangyuan) with Sesame Peanuts

Words that come from the heart stay warm three winters long.
~ Chinese Proverb

Today’s blog is about Winnie’s recipe which she shared on our Cooking Club. There are many steps to making this but are pretty simple. We took 1 hour to make this including cooking time.

Tangyuan can be unfilled or filled, fillings can include red bean paste, chopped peanuts and sugar, sesame paste (ground black sesame seeds mixed with lard), rock sugar (which would create a hot, melting caramel-like filling), etc. We used peanut butter and instant sesame powder which gives a strong peanut butter taste.


To the Chinese, Glutinous rice ball (tangyuan) is eaten all year round, although it is commonly associated with the Chinese New Year, and the Lantern Festival. Glutinous rice ball is made by mixing glutinous rice flour with a small amount of water and form into balls and is then cooked in boiling water and served in syrup water.


These ingredients is sufficient to make about 20 rice balls — good enough serving for 4-5 people.

For the glutinous rice balls:

  • Peanut Butter: 3 tablespoon
  • Instant Sesame Powder: 2 tablespoon (buy them from Asian stores)
  • Icing Sugar: 2 tablespoon
  • Roasted Sesame Seeds: 3 tablespoon
  • Glutinous Rice Flour: 400g

For the syrup:

  • Ginger: 1 piece
  • Brown Sugar: 150g
  • Mandarin Orange Peel: 1 piece


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