updated on 30-4-2016
This muah chee recipe is the simplest of all but there are readers who do not have a microwave oven. Therefore, I have decided to share another type of pan fried method. This pan fried method is rather fast but it must use a non-stick pan.
In addition, beside the white colored muah chee or flavoured muah chee. You can add pandan leaves to flavor it. In this illustration, I have used red yeast rice powder to make it red colour. Of course you can used all type of colouring including fruit puree like mango, sweet potatoes and etc. However, texture will be less chewy as compared to the traditional muah chee
Muah Chee is basically a type of cooked sticky rice dough coated with sugar, grounded peanuts and sesame seeds. It is believed to be originated from Southern China and can be easily found in Singapore and Malaysia stores selling snacks. Traditionally, the sticky rice are steamed for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the dough) and become a white coloured sticky dough. This dough is then cut into bite size pieces and generously coated with a mixture of sugar, peanuts and sesame seeds served using a toothpick.
As it is a vegetarian food, it is therefore commonly serve during Chinese religious activities in the temple.
This is a simple recipe of my own and all this while, I know that microwave can be used in the preparation of this traditional snack. This short cut method have saved lots of time of preparation rather than steaming the glutinous rice cake or muah chee （花生芝麻糍粑）。 I have been using microwave in the preparation of some peanut mochi and have shared my recipe in my Facebook Page here.
Since I am going to dispose half a package of the glutinous rice flour sitting ideally in my kitchen shelf, I have decided to prepare some muah chee as the snack for the family members.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: 3-4 adults
- 1 cup of glutinous rice flour （糯米粉）
- 1 cup of water （清水）
- 1 tablespoon of tapioca flour (optional) （木薯粉）
- 1 packet of grounded peanut sugar mix (花生糖粉）
- 3 tablespoons of roasted white sesame seeds (白芝麻）
STEPS OF PREPARATION
- Mix the water, tapioca flour and glutinous rice flour in a microwavable bowl. Stir until well mix. Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. It will form a stick dough.
- In a bowl, put the grounded peanut and sesame seeds together. Stir until well mix. Place the glutinous rice dough on top of the grounded peanut. Use a scissors to cut the dough into your desired size. Dust or coat sparingly the cut muah chee with the ground peanuts and sesame seeds. Usually served as a tea time snack.
Recipe 2 – Pan fried method
- 150 grams of water
- 200 ml or grams of glutinous rice flour
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon of red yeast rice powder (optional)
- 5-6 leaves of Pandan leaves (bundled)
- In a non stick pan, put the water, red yeast rice powder, sugar, oil and pandan leaves. Bring to boil and once it boils, reduce the heat to low and add the glutinous rice flour. Stir fry until it form a cooked dough . If it is too sticky, you can add in more cooking oil. You will know that it cooked when the color darkened by one tone. Best let it cool before cutting and served with peanut powder.
Nothing to shout about, nothing much to write about and I hope you can give this simple snack a try.
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