How to make Chinese rice cakes recipe?
Homemade Chinese New Year Cake-Nian Gao with rice flour and glutinous rice flour.
New year is so near that we can feel it on the street now. Many preparations for Chinese New Year (Spring festival) dinner are been processing among the family for example my mom and father in law are preparing Chinese sausages, smoked ribs, Chinese bacon separately at two homes. It is really quite interesting when searching for different foods on Chinese’s spring festival dinner table. They are quite different but do share some similarities too. People in North China usually eat dumplings while in South China or Middle China, the food are much more complex. In my hometown Chonqging, we usually love to eat hot pot for family gathering, eat rice dumpling for 大年. In my husband’s hometown, people enjoy hot pot, Hubei style stew.
The food I introduce today is rice cake, made from rice flour and water with either glutinous rice flour is added or not. The Chinese name for this food is “Nian Gao”. Nian literally means Chinese New Year. It can be used in stews, stir -fry recipes and hot pot. Near spring festival, I believe that this special food is almost available on every Asian stores. However, making them at home is really funning. If you get a larger family, invite them to join the process too.
There are many different types of Nian Gao besides this recipe. For example, we have steamed brown sugar Nian Gao, which is usually served as sweet desserts.Rice flour (or plain rice) is the main ingredient for this Chinese New Year cake. Glutinous rice flour is used for adjust the chewiness. Traditionally, this Chinese New Year Cake is made from rice directly. Pre-soaked rice is water milled, filter to remove water and get powders and then followed with steaming and shaping process. This is a simplified version people usually use in nowadays because we can find water milled rice flour and glutinous rice which greatly simplified the process of homemade Chinese New Year cake.
The ratio of rice flour and glutinous rice flour is quite important for the final taste. I have tested with several batches and find the best ratio should be 6:4 (rice flour: glutinous rice flour). If you want the cake softer, add more glutinous rice flour. For a chewier taste, reduce glutinous rice flour.
After shaping the Nian Gao, wrap with plastic wrapper and then put in fridge overnight. Then they will lose water and become un-sticky.
Cut the larger log into slices and the thinner logs into sections. Beside there is another easier way to make sliced Nian Gao. We need to shape the Nian Gao firstly, just like making Chinese Tang Yuan(different shapes for sure) and then steam. Method 2 will skip the sticky and tough shaping process after steaming.
Chinese Nian Gao, sometimes is known as Chinese new year cake. This is a popular Chinese cooking ingredient around Chinese Spring Festival. With two methods introduced here.
- 1 and 1/2 cup plain rice flour
- 1 cup glutinous rice flour
- 3/4 cup water or 1/4 cup more
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the flours. Stir the water in slowly and then add vegetable oil. Knead the dough for several minutes until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Brush some oil on your container and then transfer the mixture in. Press the surface and then steam for around 30 minutes (depending on the thickness). And then cool down slightly.
- Place a plastic wrapper on a clean surface and then transfer the steamed mixture out. Fold the plastic wrapper back so the upper side of the mixture is covered with plastic wrapper, otherwise, it might be quite sticky. Knead the dough for several minutes until smooth or pat with a rolling pin.
- Divide the dough in half and then shape on half into a round 3 cm diameter log and the other half into several 1 cm diameter long log. Cover each one with plastic wrappers and put into fridge overnight to finalize.
- Cut the 1cm diameter long log into 5~7 cm long sections and slice the 3cm diameter long log.
- Divide the dough into four portions and then shape each one to a long log.
- Brush some oil on your steamer and then place them one by one.
- Steam for around 30 minutes until cooked. Transfer out and cool down.
- Cut into slices before using.
They can be kept in freezer for 1 month. If you want to serve as desserts directly, add slightly more glutinous rice flower You can also add black sesame or sweet osmanthus flowers for extra flavor.what is the design date in human design whose product is mysql which teaching methods can be used by teachers how to teach teaching why device is not compatible where to produce oxygen how teaching happens book what manager do who roadmap meningitis 2030 where system of a down from startup cost who founded london england when science fell in love where boxing equipment why startup repair windows 7 who is solution architect when manager says thanks how to reply how many equipment points kill team how many business days in a month when manager praises you where to recycle technology how much entrepreneurs work what project management how workers compensation is calculated how much system memory do i need where to launch kayak weeki wachee why equipment should be calibrated in lab what are the 4 types of development why teaching to the test is bad how science works flowchart how many company holidays in a year when startup become unicorn when project is not ready gif what product to use for curly hair what technology was based on observations of nature how many technology standard e commerce has where product key windows 7 how many entrepreneurs are there in the world what management information system which entrepreneur is not intended in innovative how much system 7 toto where manager work where is product key for microsoft office how often growth spurts how many entrepreneurs have a college degree how science and religion work together how entrepreneur become successful where to solve physics problems how much phone samsung what technology wants why technology is bad for education where product key windows 8 who business analyst how to find out who my teacher is what london station goes to york entrepreneur who create new ideas why technology is bad for education who products food why is it important to check equipment before use why science is important what solution is used for sclerotherapy where's tech n9ne from which london pass is best how many technology are there in the world where to products online where was a teacher filmed 2020 how development of a training program is prepared how many system updates on galaxy s10 plus why product roadmap how much solution to put in vax carpet cleaner who manufacturers insulin where to manufacture shoes how entrepreneur start a business how many product managers are there when system is inconsistent how long science museum london whose project is manila international airport what business quarter are we in how far phone from eyes where to develop film in singapore when entrepreneur scheme was introduced by sbi where to get business license when system is consistent where london congestion charge what technology does airdrop use how many device can airpod connect where to project x what solutions are hypotonic startup where is izzy where is mgmt where is start up road map what is the definition which solutions are isotonic when london was founded where to find road map which tech stocks to buy now why design is important how many product managers are there what management style is most effective for you where to purchase road map how much tech in portfolio whose business is safety who business book how much products are made in china how long project management certification from where to start business why business school which london airport and terminal tool how many science passages are on the act how tech works road map what is meaning why technology is good who should a startup hire first where's the london palladium who roadmap ventilation which technology simulates higher order thinking what system is the liver in how many science bear quests are there