Thursday, February 2, 2012

韩式糯米糕 "Yak-sik"/Glutinous Cake "Yak-sik"/약식

In Korea, we call this glutinous cake as " Yak-sik". The traditional method to make this rice cake is to  steam the glutinous rice in the steamer. But, I am going to introduce a very simple and easy method for you, use the electric rice cooker to make it.
(This recipe is written in Chinese & English )

糯米 2 1/2 杯
栗子  10粒
松子 2Tsp
红枣 8粒
红枣  4粒 (做装饰用)

水 1 1/2杯
黑糖 1 杯
韩式酱清  1杯·
桂皮粉 1tsp
麻油  1 1/2 Tsp
麦芽糖 2 Tsp
盐 1/2tsp

1.将糯米泡浸在水里约  3 个小时后,濾乾水份。
2.将栗子,每粒切成 6等份;除去红枣内的种子后,切成 4 等份。
5.当煮熟后,将糯米饭铺在已塗上一层麻油的长形/方形烘盘上,压平后,切成小方块状 或者

glutinous rice 2 1/2 cup
chestnuts 10 pieces
pine nuts  2Tsp
red dates 8 pieces
red dates 4 pieces ( for decoration)

water 1 1/2 cup
brown sugar 1 cup
Korean soy bean sauce 1cup
cinnamon powder 1tsp
sesame oil 1 1/2Tsp
corn syrup 2Tsp
salt 1/2tsp

1. Soak the glutinous rice in the water for about 3 hours, rinse and drain.
2. Cut each of the chestnut into 6; get rid of the seed, cut the red date into 4.
3.Put all the abovementioned seasonings in a small pot, boil  the brown sugar till it melts.
4. Put the glutinous rice,chestnut,pine nut,red date and the boiled seasonings in the electric rice cooker.cook
5. When well  cooked, put the rice in the rectangle / square baking pan( before that,should brush one layer
    of sesame oil on the pan), press it firmly, cut it into small pieces or the size as you want . Or you can put
    the rice in the sushi mould, make the shape as you want.

If you are going to use the sushi mould, you can refer to the following method:
Use the knife to cut one side of the red date, don't cut it into two,take out the seed, roll the red date,hold it
firmly. Cut it into small pieces, then, it will become "flower". Put the flower in the mould.

After putting the flower, put in the glutinous rice, press it firmly.

Close it with the cover.

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