Eight Treasures Rice Pudding

READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Cook the rice in the water over high heat until is boils.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with a fork then add the oil and sugar, mixing well.
  • The fruit should now be arranged around the bottom and sides of a greased 1 quart or 1 litre bowl in an attractive manner.
  • Spread 1/3 of the cooked rice over the fruit and press lightly. This will be the 1st layer.
  • Spread 1/3 cup of red bean paste over the rice.
  • Continue, alternating layers and ending with rice.
  • In a steamer, steam for 35 to 40 minutes over medium heat, adding water to steamer if necessary (may be steamed up to 1 hour).
  • While the rice is steaming, combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until thickened and keep warm.
  • Unmold the pudding by inverting the bowl over a deep platter.
  • Slice the pudding, pour the syrup over it and serve.