Eight Treasures Rice Pudding (八宝饭)

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Eight Treasures Rice Pudding
Eight Treasure rice pudding(八宝饭) is a typical delightful dessert in Chinese cuisine. The Eight-treasure Rice Pudding is used as a banquet course for its beautiful colors, taste and presentation. The glutinous rice indicate “united” and sweetness; the eight treasure sticky rice pudding suggests fortune in the coming new year.
Prepare the rice:
  1. Soak rice in warm water to cover for 2 hours or overnight; drain well. Toss with sugar.
To assemble:
  1. Coat or spray a bowl to prevent rice from sticking.
  2. Arrange an even layer of half of toppings of your choice attractively on bottom of bowl.
  3. Form lotus seed paste into a two flat circles, slightly smaller than diameter of bowl and lay one circle on top of the toppings.
  4. Place half the rice over paste.
  5. Layer remaining toppings and lotus paste on top of rice.
  6. Place remaining half of rice on top, gently pressing rice down with a spoon to flatten.
  1. Place bowl in a steamer or on a rack in a wok. Cover and steam rice pudding over medium heat for 50 minutes to 1 hour, replenishing water if needed.
  2. While pudding is steaming, heat water, coconut milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until syrup is reduced by about half. Thicken with cornstarch solution.
  3. Just before serving, add Triple Sec and mix well.
  1. Place a serving plate over rice pudding bowl and invert, gently shaking to unmold.
  2. Pour hot syrup over pudding. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and chopped pistachios; serve.
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© Yan Can Cook, Inc. 2023

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