Sticky Rice Balls with Peanuts


- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds- 1 cup ground peanuts- 1/2 cup sugar- 2 cups glutinous rice flour- 1 cup water- water for boiling


- In a pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds, stirring frequently, for about 30 to 45 seconds or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool.- In a bowl, combine toasted sesame seeds, peanuts, and sugar. Set aside.- In a bowl, place glutinous rice flour and slowly add water. Combine to form a soft, pliable dough. Knead dough until no longer sticky. - Portion about 1 teaspoonful and between palm of hands, roll into 1-inch balls. Repeat with remaining dough. While working, cover the formed balls with a damp cloth to prevent from drying out.- In a pot over medium heat, bring about 4 to 5 inches deep of water to a boil. Add balls and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they float to the top. Do not overcrowd the pot, cook in batches as needed.- Using a slotted spoon, remove rice balls from the pot using a slotted spoon, shaking off excess liquid. - Roll balls in the peanut mixture, pressing down peanuts to fully coat. Serve immediately.

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