Rice cake is a type of cake that is made from rice flour or glutinous rice flour. It is a popular food in many cultures, including East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian countries. The texture of rice cake can vary from soft and chewy to crispy and crunchy, depending on how it is prepared. It can be eaten as a snack, dessert, or as a main ingredient in savory dishes.
Rice cake is often used in traditional celebrations and festivals and is enjoyed in many different forms such as steamed, boiled, fried, or baked.
2 cups of sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)
1/2 tsp of salt
1 1/4 cups of warm water
Food coloring (optional)
Cornstarch (for dusting)
- In a mixing bowl, combine sweet rice flour, salt, and warm water. Stir until the mixture forms a dough.
- If you want to add color, divide the dough into equal portions and add food coloring to each portion. Mix until the color is evenly distributed.
- Dust a clean work surface with cornstarch. Roll the dough into a log and cut it into small pieces (about 1 inch long). Shape the pieces into oval shapes or the desired shape.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Gently drop the rice cake pieces into the water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
- Remove the rice cakes from the water and let them cool for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or add them to a soup or stir-fry.