Buchi – Glutinous Rice Balls

This is another favorite.. especially by my little boy, he gets to help whenever I make this delicious snack, rolling the glutinuous rice flour into balls :D.  Also  did you know that sesame seeds have health benefits?  That added a plus to this healthy snack.

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For the fillings you can put anything you like… the one above is cheese :).  I can stare at this ball for hours lol.. making me hungry..

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Ingredients:
2 cups glutinous rice flour
1 cup rice flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar (white will do, I always prefer the brown sugar)
sesame seeds
1/4 cup water (add more if needed)
Oil for frying

Procedure:
Combine the glutinous rice flour and the rice flour.  Make a well and add the water.  Knead to turn into a dough.  Then roll it like a log.

I am doing this with the help of the my 5 year old.. lol.  He gets to sprinkle flour on the log rice flour

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Cut them into desired pieces, flatten it and add any fillings that you like.  My  fillings were cheese, strawberry jam and peanut butter.

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After putting fillings fold and roll them into balls, then roll the balls in sesame seeds.

Deep fry until golden brown and drain.

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Sesame seeds health benefits:

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Did you know that sesame seeds has long been widely used in in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties. Its oil seeds are sources for phyto-nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber with potent anti-cancer.

Sesame seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought-tolerant. It has been called a survivor crop, with an ability to grow where most crops fail… more from wiki

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