I’m trying to introduce Japanese recipes that are as easy as possible to make. This time, we’ll use ready-made red bean paste and try making SHIRATAMA!
SHIRATAMA flour is a familiar ingredient for making Japanese sweets, and is made from glutinous rice. The dumplings made withSHIRATAMA flour are chewy and sticky, with a glossy surface. They can be easily made by boiling them in water.
Zenzai is a traditional Japanese dessert soup made with azuki beans. This sweet red bean soup is served hot with mochi or shiratama dango (glutinous rice flour dumplings)inside the soup.
Ingredients （4 Servings）
[A] 1/2 pack (3.5 oz) TAMASAN SHIRATAMA KO (200g)
[A] 3oz water
[B] 1pack (7 oz ) IMURAYA YUDE AZUKI (400 g)
[B] 11oz water
① Add about 2/3 of water [A] to the SHIRATAMA dumplings powder.
When the powder and water are well blended, add the rest of the water.
Knead together firmly.Knead until it forms a lump.
② Divide the dough into two equal parts.Roll out the dough into a stick.
③ Roll into a white ball-shaped dumpling. (About 20 pieces)
Press lightly on the center with your finger.（Check on YouTube!）
④ Put a SHIRATAMA into a large amount of boiling water.Wait until the white balls rise to the surface.About 1 to 2 minutes, place in a pot of water.
⑤ Remove from heat and drain in a colander.Put the SHIRATAMA into the water with ice.When cool enough to handle, drain off the water.
⑥ Add the azuki beans to 11 oz of water [B].Boil for 1 to 2 minutes.
⑦ Put in SHIRATAMA dumplings.
📌 Leave about 1/3 of the water to make SHITARAMA, and adjust it to be a little firmer than an earlobe.
📌 Red beans are small reddish brown beans. In Japan, they are used to make SEKIHAN (red rice) and Japanese sweets. It is easy to make using pre-cooked canned azuki or azuki packets.
📌 It is also delicious chilled.
★ Useful goods
SHIRATAMA KO / YUDEAZUKI