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rice coated with sweetened red bean paste

  • Makes: 8
  • Calories: 133 kcal
  • Total Time: 3 h 30 m
    • Prep: 2 h 25 m
    • Cook: 1 h 5 m
  • Japanese: Ohagi
Rice Coated with Sweetened Red Bean Paste


Step 1

step 1:

Wash the rice. Drain the water and leave the rice in the colander 1 hour to completely remove all the water. Add the 2/3 cup or 5/6 cup water to the rice cooker pot. Switch on the rice cooker.

Step 2

step 2:

After it's cooked, put the hot steamed rice into a large bowl. Mash it coarsely.

Step 3

step 3:

Form into 8 barrel-shaped patties.

Step 4

step 4:

Place the mashed sweetened red bean paste in a bowl or saucer. Coat the rice patties well with the mashed sweetened red bean paste.



Ohagi is a very popular Japanese sweet. It originally was eaten during Ohigan (the equinoctial week in which Buddhist services are performed). The combination of sticky rice and anko (mashed sweetened red bean paste) is very delicious.