1/1 Photo of Purple Rice Balls
This is an addictive dessert treat which may be familiar to folks from Hawaii. Classic luau or party snack. While the dish is probably Filipino in origin, anybody who likes mochi or sweet rice snacks will like this. My mom made this when I visited home recently and it was wonderful!
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- 1Add sweet rice and pirurutong rice in rice cooker, along with 2 cups of water.
- 2Mix the rice up to get the two rice types combined, and cook.
- 3When the rice is done, use a wooden spoon and fold in the remaining ingredients. I find it easiest to do this while the rice pot is still in the cooker.
- 4Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
- 5Get a baking sheet or flat pan that will fit in your refrigerator.
- 6Line baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- 7Use a small cookie dough scoop and scoop out balls of rice onto baking sheet.
- 8Place sheet in refrigerator.
- 9Once the rice balls have cooled, they may be transferred to a container for storage in the refrigerator.
- 11Lower-Calorie Directions:.
- 12Substitute 1 cup pourable Splenda and 1-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut. When adding in to the rice, add in a bit of Splenda at a time or it may clump.
- 13Pirurutong rice: This is a Filipino rice which appears dark in uncooked form. You might be able to find it in Asian grocery stores or get some online. It may also go by the name "Purple Rice", you can find it online, too.
- 14This recipe was originally from Hawaiian Electric Company's website, I added lower-calorie directions (how I personally make the dish) and the coconut extract.
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Nutritional Facts for Purple Rice Balls
Serving Size: 1 (185 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 425.4
- Calories from Fat 77
- Total Fat 8.6 g
- Saturated Fat 7.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 67.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 81.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 26.6 g
- Protein 5.1 g