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New Year's Rice Cake

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
If trying new things is your new year's resolution, this dish is perfect! You'll love this traditional Chinese dessert that is made with dried fruits, almonds and rice flour.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour (sweet rice flour), about 1 pound
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup candied pineapple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 389
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 12.1 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 6.6 g
  • polyfat 3.1 g
  • protein 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 66.2 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 53 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through baking powder) in a bowl.

  3. Combine water, oil, and eggs; add to flour mixture, stirring by hand just until moist.

  4. Spoon the batter into a 9-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rice cake for 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.