Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homemade Rice Bubbles


















These homemade rice bubbles were given to me by my colleague Miss K and she is good at making these addictive snacks.  I used to receive this Chinese New Year delicacy once a year but now she makes them often to give to friends and colleagues as gifts.  I was given a big tupper of these homemade rice bubbles last Friday...awwwww this is something I truly look forward to receiving :))) Wild Boar and myself will be snacking on these rice bubbles after dinner while watching movies :p ...it was well flavored with just sea salt.  Love it and WB asked me to ask Miss K for the recipe ! and I did!  I am happy to share with you this easy to make rice bubbles :)  with the curtesy of Miss K.  Thank you Miss K for sharing how to make these addictive rice bubbles ( now I don't have to wait till CNY to get to savor these )

















All you need is a space to sun the cooked rice.  You can either cook a pot of rice or you can steam glutinous rice for making rice bubbles.  For glutinous rice, you can a bit of coconut milk for better flavor.mmmm I didn't know they use glutinous rice for this :)  Once it the rice or the glutinous rice is cooked, while still warm, scoop with a tablespoon of rice and arrange them on bamboo tray and leave them in the hot sun to dry the rice. This will take days to dry them ( depends on the weather ) . It must be throughly dried before you can deep fried in oil or they will not puff nicely.  Simple...right ??? and here I thought it entails a lot of work !  After hearing the whole process on how to make these rice bubbles,  I  suddenly remembered how my grandma used to collect the bottom crust of cooked rice and made this for me and my siblings when we were young......






















This is an addictive snack and it is YUMMY! 
I want to make this but I have no helper to do the
drying process for  me so I might as well wait
for MISS KONG to gift them to me
Elin is not only wicked but also scheming * wink wink
 LOL!




Have a nice day !


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22 comments:

  1. if can dry in the oven, sure i will try this ^^..no patience to wait to dry up under the sun..

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  2. That is SO cool! I've never heard of anything like it...I bet they are fantastic! Thanks for sharing...and thanks to Mrs. K!

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  3. Elin, I was planning to make this too after reading Catherine's article last week and I'm still patiently waiting for the Kefir grains to arrive as well. My hubby's sis found some for me. So exciting & can't wait to start the kefir experiment. kekeke... Btw, this rice bubbles look really really good.
    Kristy

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  4. I bought one of the cook book from Malaysia and they do have this recipe. I thought I want to try it out for the last CNY but after reading the step by step I found them too tedious. My aunt and mom used to make this too but they do add a bit of peanuts to it.

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  5. Sun a few days?
    I think drying them in the microwave will be the fastest way.

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  6. yalah, they arereally addictive ..i'm also not aware they can be made out of glutinous rice..

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  7. In Indonesia it is called rengginang. Sold in clear plastic pack ready to eat snacks. For homemade I read it somewhere u can replace sun dry with oven very low heat as u make sun dry tomato. I think u can search the recipe on internet. For flavor usually using shrimp paste.

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  8. Will definitely have to try this! Can you dry them in the oven?

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  9. Sonia...hahaha yea me too but the result is different :) Good things come with patience :p

    Ann...yea it is cool but tedious work :) our grandma are mostly homemakers so they have time to sun the cooked rice whereas we are working momsies so to make these takes time :)

    Kristy...waiting patiently for your kefir grains to arrive and you can show us your skill then :) lucky you having a sis in law to buy you stuff :)

    Gert...yea tedious...and I only know how to eat LOL! Let Miss Kong make for me in exchange for my bento breakfast :p

    Wendy...the natural sunning to dry these cooked rice will enable the dried rice to puff out when deep fried. The traditional way will produce a fluffy and crispy texture :) Microwave will produce a harder texture . And Miss Kong recommends glutinous rice...texture is even better wor. Anyway we can try microwave and see the difference :) The picture of the rice bubbles I posted here are made from glutinous rice :)

    Lena..the pictures of rice bubbles posted here are made from glutinous rice :)

    Anon...thanks for the info :) microwave or oven dried may produce a harder texture..it won't puff that nice :)

    Confessions of a culinary Diva....microwave or oven dried rice may produce a harder texture..it won't puff that nice :) nothing beats the traditional way ...dry them in the sun will produce a puffed rice bubbles :)

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  10. Yeah, I understand the drying reason, just like frying prawn crackers, the drier they are, the puffier they'll be. But since few days hoh, I'm a bit wary about the rice.
    Glutinous rice has higher starch content, therefore can puff up better.
    BTW, got rice puffs sold in bakery supply shops, shortcut, LOL.

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  11. Wendy...but hor...homemade ones are nice oh...I can't stop eating them kekeke...those sold ones are not as good as homemade ones. Trust me, it is worth making. Just that I am not at home most time to collect them when it rains ..so I have to be scheming..give Miss Kong some bakes and she will be happy to give me a tupper of it...LOL!!!!

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  12. Hmm, looks easy but waiting for the rice to dry...it takes time...got short cut ar?

    Angeline

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  13. Angeline....haha I wish there is a short cut :)

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  14. I love to try this but better to find a shortcut.. :DD

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  15. I have a one big bag of puff rice in my pantry. I think I am going to make this before they turn bad. I think use puff rice is the shortcut for this:D

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  16. Veronica...but homemade one taste better :) It is addictive :))

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  17. it looks great! I hvn't taken it for quite a long time..

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  18. wow these are one of my favorite snacks for CNY, especially with some caramel peanuts :D

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  19. Hi, is there a need to use the bamboo tray? I only have baking tray. Can I use baking tray instead?

    Mixue

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    1. You can use a baking tray though bamboo tray will help the rich
      to dry faster. You have to flip over the rice so that both sides are properly dried or the rice wont puff out nicely.

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    2. You can use a baking tray though bamboo tray will help the rich
      to dry faster. You have to flip over the rice so that both sides are properly dried or the rice wont puff out nicely.

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