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Karioka Sweet Rice Balls


"A Filipino family-favorite! These go fast at family gatherings. Can be served on skewers to prevent sticky fingers!"
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30 m servings 414 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (5 rice balls)

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  1. Mix rice flour, shredded coconut, and 3/4 cup coconut milk together in a bowl until dough is well mixed. Form dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon per ball.
  2. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  3. Fry dough balls in the hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and transfer balls to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup coconut milk into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir brown sugar into hot coconut milk until liquid thickens, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat, cool coconut coating slightly, and dip balls into coating. Cool slightly before serving.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 414 calories; 25.4 g fat; 45.4 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 53 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Is delicious and really easy to make, with white rice flour get crunchy but, with sweet rice flour taste more sweet, is soft and lot easy to enjoy, both way I did love it and enjoy, especially t...

Delicious but will try it with less shredded coconut next time so it'll be closer to the original karioka back home.