Ingredients:
-375g sweet rice (aka glutinous rice)
-3 tbs lye water or 4 tbs baking soda
-water
-bamboo leaves

What to Do:
Wash rice and mix with lye water or baking soda. Add enough water to cover surface of rice by 2 inches. Soak rice overnight. Next morning wash rice may times until and drain. Wrap using bamboo leaves to form a triangular cone shape. Tie with kitchen twine and boil for at least 1 ½ hours. These dumplings are small use 1 tsp of rice per dumpling. Serve as a snack with sugar.

Comments (6)

On 12:30 PM , lance-s said...

I've hear that lye water gives a "springy" texture to homemade noodles. Could you tell me what soaking the sweet rice in lye water before cooking does? Thanks......

 
On 5:25 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

lance,
the lye water makes the rice transparent.

 
On 11:18 AM , Anonymous said...

Where I can find this Lye water? I love this dumpling.

thanks

 
On 11:54 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

asian grocery stores

 
On 2:25 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi Tam, so you substitute Lye water with Baking soda?

 
On 1:38 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

lye water or baking soda...

...yes?

you can either use lye water OR baking soda.