Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easy Karioka Recipe

If you love eating Banana cue, Kamote cue and Maruya, you gotta love Karioka as well. Karioka is made of glutinous rice flour, deep-fried and coated with plain sugar or coconut- sugar mixture. Personally, anything made of glutinous rice flour is my favorite. These Filipino snacks including Karioka are prepared and cooked in almost every Filipino household. Just today, I decided to make some for the family as an afternoon snack.

The recipe I've prepared is easy. It's simple just by mixing the glutinous rice flour with water, make some balls out of it, coat each with sugar then fry.

  • 1 1/8 cups Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • oil for frying
Tip: Prepackaged glutinous rice flour is now available in the market.
    • In a bowl mix glutinous rice and baking powder.
    • Slowly add water until a "sticky- but not too wet" consistency is achieved. Add glutinous rice if it becomes too sticky.
    • Heat oil in pan.
    • While heating oil, make rice flour balls and coat each with brown sugar.
    • Deep or pan- fry balls until light- golden brown.
    Tip: Flour hands to avoid sticking.

    The over-all result was delicious. The Kariokas were soft, chewy, it's not messy to eat because of the sugar coating and it doesn't harden even if refrigerated and eaten the following day.
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