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Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰)

Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) - Chewy sticky rice surrounding crunchy cracklins, shredded pork floss, and pickled veggies makes for some scrumptiously yummy, although not quite conventional sticky rice rolls.

Ever since my mom made us some Fan Tuan (飯糰), or Sticky Rice Rolls, Bert has been asking me to make him some. If you're like most people, you probably don't know what I'm talking about. Fan Tuan are a part of Chinese cuisine made by compressing glutinous rice around you tiao (油條), also known as a Chinese cruller or Chinese doughnut, and translated as a Chinese oil stick or Chinese fried breadstick. I wanted to make the more traditional savory version of these sticky rice rolls, so I included zha cai (榨菜) or pickled mustard stems and rou song (肉鬆) or shredded pork floss. However, I deviated from the traditional and used pork cracklins instead of you tiao. They're a lot easier to find around these parts, for one. Plus, they still provide that nice crunchy texture like the you tiao would. I've also had some Fan Tuan made with crumbled tortilla chips as a healthier alternative. If you have the materials on hand, these sticky rice rolls are actually fairly quick and easy to make. Just spread some rice (like making sushi rolls) on a piece of plastic wrap and then place your fillings down the middle and compress it all into a roll. I used a sushi mat to help form the roll. Leave the plastic wrap on until eating time to prevent the rice from drying out and hardening as well as a mess! It's certainly not the most photogenic food, but it does make up for it in yumminess. Enjoy with a nice cup of soy milk!

What's an unphotogenic food that more than makes up for it in yumminess?


Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) - Chewy sticky rice surrounding crunchy cracklins, shredded pork floss, and pickled veggies makes for some scrumptiously yummy, although not quite conventional sticky rice rolls.

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Chewy sticky rice surrounding crunchy cracklins, shredded pork floss, and pickled veggies makes for some scrumptiously yummy, although not quite conventional sticky rice rolls.

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Yield: 6 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
842 grams 29.75 ounces glutinous rice, soaked at least overnight and then drained
100 grams 3.5 ounces 1 small package pickled vegetables (榨菜)
25 grams 7/8 ounce pork cracklins
1 ounce shredded pork floss (肉鬆)


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) Step 2 - Steam glutinous rice until kernels turn translucent. I like to use a bamboo steamer lined with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel. 2. Steam glutinous rice until kernels turn translucent. I like to use a bamboo steamer lined with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel.
Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) Step 3 - Place a layer of the sticky rice on plastic wrap. I like to place the plastic wrap on top of a bamboo sushi mat to help with step 4. Place some of each filling on top of the rice. 3. Place a layer of the sticky rice on plastic wrap. I like to place the plastic wrap on top of a bamboo sushi mat to help with step 4. Place some of each filling on top of the rice.
Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) Step 4 - Roll everything together, leaving the plastic wrap around the rice. You'll want to compress the roll at least a bit so it doesn't fall apart when you eat it. Serve with soy milk. 4. Roll everything together, leaving the plastic wrap around the rice. You'll want to compress the roll at least a bit so it doesn't fall apart when you eat it. Serve with soy milk.

Morsels of Life - Sticky Rice Rolls (飯糰) - Chewy sticky rice surrounding crunchy cracklins, shredded pork floss, and pickled veggies makes for some scrumptiously yummy, although not quite conventional sticky rice rolls.

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Artsy Fartsy Party, Thursday Favorite Things, BFF Open House, Traffic Jam, Saturday Sparks, Meal Plan Monday, Handmade and Otherwise, Fiesta Friday, What's for Dinner?, Over the Moon, Hearth and Soul, Farm Fresh Tuesday, Tuesdays at Our Home, Your Whims Wednesday, Homestead Blog Hop, Party in Your PJs

14 comments:

  1. These sticky rice rolls look delicious. I live in a small town so I am not sure if my grocery store will have the necessary ingredients.I love Chinese food, so I can't wait to try this recipe. ~Jennifer

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    1. You can always make substitutions. :) If you have issues finding anything, let me know, and I'll see if I can recommend an alternative. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  2. You make these look so easy to make and I think they are a healthy choice for a meal. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes.

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    1. They're really pretty simple once you get the ingredients set up. :) They're surprisingly filling for a meal too!

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  3. Your Sticky Rice Rolls look delicious, I love these rolls! Hope you are having a really good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  4. These rolls sound delicious, CJ. Like sushi rolls without the nori seaweed. The filling sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

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    1. I never thought of it that way, but that's not a bad comparison. :) Give it a try and see what you think!

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  5. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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  6. Thanks for sharing at last week's What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you this week - and have a fabulous day!

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  7. These look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Your rolls are a feature this week at Little Frugal Homestead!
    Melissa

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