I love Qing Tuan. But I don’t know where to buy them in Singapore. I decided to make them by myself. Yet, another problem is I don’t know where to get 艾草 Ai Cao (Artemisia argyi, commonly known as silvery wormwood or Chinese mugwort). It’s one of the main ingredients to make the dough. So I have to replace it with pandan, which is very common here in Singapore.
But the color is not as green as Ai Cao. I guess spinach would be a better choice.
glutinous rice flour 180g
rice flour 20g
pandan leaves 20
water 1 cup
red bean paste 200g
1, In a big bowl, mix glutinous rice flour and rice flour.
2, Cut pandan leaves into small pieces. Put them into the blender with water and blend. Drain the water. Only keep 140g of the green water.
3, Heat green water in a pot. Turn off the heat when it’s about to boil.
4, Pour the hot green water into the flour mixture while stirring. Add in oil.
5, Knead it into a big dough ball.
6, Divide dough ball into smaller ones with each about 35g. Divide red bean paste into 10 smaller balls with 20g each.
7, Press the small dough balls into a thin and flat disc. Place the red bean paste into middle. And gently wrap it up.
8, Better put parchment paper under the Qing Tuan. And steam over hot water for 12 mins.
I really really love those green rice balls. Very delicious.