Friday, June 12, 2009

Recipe: Chive Blossom Rice Balls

While this recipe is not a traditional way to make sticky rice (steaming is the usual method), it is quite effective, requires no special bamboo steamer and is quick. Also, a crowd pleaser for the kid set!

Chive Blossom Rice Balls

serves 6-8

2C sticky rice

water to cover

chive blossoms
cold water

-soak rice in large pot of cool water for about 30 minutes

-drain rice and return to pot. add water to cover by about 1 inch
-bring water to boil, reduce heat and cover. cook until water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes
-remove cover and allow rice to cool slightly

-pluck petals from chive blossoms and add to rice
-gently stir
-using cold water, wet your hands (this will help prevent the rice sticking to your hands)
-grabbing small amounts of rice, gently roll the rice in your hands until a ball forms
-continue until all rice is ‘balled’

-serve with stir fry, as a pretty side dish or even with meatballs!

Copyright, Molly L. Herrmann 2009

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