Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
A good side dish for an Asian meal.
- 4 teaspoons peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup tamari
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 -4 teaspoons water
- 4 cups cooked rice
- Whisk together the first 5 ingredients and add rice-stir gently but well.
- Form into balls and serve with spring rolls.
Okay, I think this recipe had great potential, but I tried it twice and it was not very cooperative. The sauce was great, very nice flavor, but with only 4 cups of rice, it was swimming in the sauce. The first time I made it I used 4 cups + 2 additional cups or rice, not all the way cold, but cooled down. I also only used 1/2 cup of water. I removed about 3/4 c of liquid from this mixture with a spoon in attempt to get them to stick together. The second time, I cooled the rice all the way down in the fridege, used less water and a little more peanut butter and honey. Still not sticking together well. I used probably 1/2 c of peanut butter which is probably not the intended flavor, but it was okay. On the 2nd batch, I used only 1/2 tsp of Cayenne. I used medium grained rice. I tried this twice because I wanted this to work, it was for a party I was having and I ended up not serving them, let my fiance eat them instead.
I'm wondering if the previous posters used sticky (sweet) rice. The problem with not forming balls would be caused by using non glutinous rice, which is fluffier and doesn't mold together as sticky rice does.
I tried to make these hoping they would be just the thing for my toddler who loves rice but they did not stay together with regular rice like a rice ball should. I might try it again with short grain rice.