This buchi recipe makes deep-fried glutinous rice flour balls filled with sweetened mung beans for a yummy Pinoy snack.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ¼ cups water, divided

  • 3 ½ ounces green mung beans

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 quart cooking oil


  1. Combine 1 cup water and mung beans in a pot and bring to a boil; cook over medium heat until beans are very tender, about 30 minutes. Mash beans thoroughly, then stir in 1/2 cup sugar until well combined; set aside.

  2. Mix together rice flour, remaining 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a large bowl; knead just enough to form a ball. Divide dough into small pieces and roll into balls. Flatten each dough ball, then spoon 1 tablespoon mashed bean mixture into the middle of dough. Wrap dough around bean mixture and pinch edges to seal.

  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry balls in batches in hot oil until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
9g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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