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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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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

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

Cheesy Baked Mac

My own recipe of cheesy baked mac which is my family’s favorite…

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Too cook just enough for us I always use these measurements.

1/4 kilo macaroni
1/4 kilo ripe tomatoes (or more if you like, peeled)
1/4 kilo ground pork (beef or chicken will do)
1 med sized onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed and chopped)
1 pouch tomato paste
1 cup water
Seasoning to taste (optional)

White sauce ingredients:
1-2 tablespoon butter
1 bouillon chicken (or chicken powder or chicken stock)
1 can 230ml evaporated milk
1 cup grated cheese (quick melt or whatever is available in your counter 🙂 )
1 and 1/2 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup water
Seasoning to taste (optional)

1 cup grated cheese

Cooked macaroni according to package instructions, drain and set aside.

Next, boil the tomatoes on 2 cups or more of water, pressing them till they looked like they are mashed, set aside.

Next in a frying pan, fry the garlic, then onion, then the ground pork till brown, then add the water simmer.. then add the boiled tomatoes including the water they were boiled from, simmer some more.. then add the tomato paste. Simmer until it is thick, looked like a tomato sauce. Add seasoning if desired. Then add the cooked macaroni. Set aside

Make the white sauce:
In another pan melt the butter, then add in the flour mixing it well.

Then add the water continue mixing, then add the bouillion (dissolve in a little water), add the milk just keep on mixing so this will not become sticky. If it is sticky, add a little more water. Then add the grated cheese. Add seasoning if desired. Remove from heat and set aside.
If using chicken stock, omit the water.

In a baking pan put in the macaroni, we are going to make 2 layers. First layer macaroni, then top with white sauce, then grated cheese. Then put in another layer macaroni, then white sauce then more grated cheese. Baked in microwave oven for about ten minutes or depending on how high the settings of your microwave oven until the cheese on top is melted.. If using conventional oven, baked until the top is brown.

That’s all :).

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Little hands can’t have enough lol.. My little boy always watches me whenever I make snacks for them.

Squash Balls

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? ~Author Unknown


Courtesy of my 15 year old daughter with some changes from me, especially with the taste… lol.

This one is a very easy recipe, ingredients are very easy to find.

When I was cooking that Crab in Coconut Milk (recipe previous post), my daughter asked me to leave some of the squash for her and I asked her what she’s going to do with it, she said she’s going to try to make a squash ball, and will bring it to school for her packed lunch. I was surprised and impressed the next morning, her squash ball was done and it looked good, as for the taste, well it’s not that flattering since it’s her first time to do it, but it’s passable. So today, for our lunch we made a squash ball again, this time I added a few more ingredients.

1/4 cut of a medium squash (peeled and grated)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 medium sized egg (beaten)
Bread crumbs
Salt to taste
Ground pepper
Garlic powder
Oil for frying

Mix the grated squash, flour, and egg in a bowl.
Form small balls and roll in bread crumbs.
Deep fry till golden brown.
Serve with hot rice, use catsup or chili sauce for dipping.


Another way of doing this:
Do not mix the grated squash, flour and egg.
Form squash into small balls instead, roll them in the flour, then dip in the egg and roll in the bread crumbs then fry.

Flatten the squash balls to form squash patties ^_^

As a snack:
Omit the salt, pepper, garlic powder. Add brown sugar and milk instead.

For vegetarians:
Omit egg and replace with milk.

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