How to Make Sweet Rice Cake

Sweet rice cake is also known as Huat Kueh. It is served as a dessert or a snack treat. It is also a traditional altar offering.

Ingredients

  • 90ml water
  • 180g sugar
  • 60ml coconut water
  • 150ml toddy (palm wine)
  • 250g rice flour
  • 1 packet fruit salt (4.5g)
  • Pink food colouring (optional or can be added to only half of the mixture)

Steps

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    Pour the water into the pot. Bring to the boil and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
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    Pour the coconut water, toddy and rice rice flour into the mixing bowl. Pour the cooled sugar syrup over these ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
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    Set aside the bowl and its ingredients for 6 hours. Place a towel over the top and allow it to rise.
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    The next day, add the fruit salt and coloring just before steaming. Mix well.
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    Heat the Chinese tea cups until warm. Pour the rice cake mixture into each cup.
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    Steam the cups over high heat for 25 minutes. During this time the cakes will rise, cracking into segments at the top, which is to be expected.
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    Serve warm. These treats will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Tips

  • This dish can also be left to rise overnight.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking pot
  • Kitchen towel
  • Chinese tea cups
  • Steamer

Article Info

Categories: Cakes