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Colorful Tang Yuan

Tang Yuan

Rice flour dumplings with a sweet nutty filling, served in hot water
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 449 kcal


The Filling

  • ¼ cup salted peanuts chopped
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • cup peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp salted butter

The Wrappers

  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup warm water


The Filling

  • Add the peanuts to a bowl with the brown sugar, spring onion, and Chinese five spice.
  • Heat up a small pot on low heat. Melt the butter, then add the peanut butter.
  • Add the rest of the filling to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until mixture has homogenized. Stir constantly.

The Wrappers

  • Pour the glutinous rice flour into a mixing bowl. Add water and mix vigorously.
  • Work the dough with your hands until it becomes one nice blob.
  • Put down a couple damp paper towels on your counter, the dough won't stick to this.
  • Cut the dough in half. Roll each half into a snake.
  • Cut the snake into small rectangles, about an inch wide.

Make The Tang Yuan

  • Flatten a rectangle in your hand, into a disc. Add about a tbsp of filling. Pinch the dough towards the top to close. Repeat until out of dough or filling.
  • Boil a pot of water on medium heat. Add the tang yuan. Boil until they rise to the top, about 7 minutes.
  • Serve in a bowl of hot water or green tea. Enjoy!



Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword glutinous rice flour, peanut butter, peanuts, tang yuan
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