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Put a tasty spin on deep-fried sesame rice balls by filling them with sweet, nutty goodness.

Peanut Butter Jelly Buchi Balls


  • 8 to 12 balls

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 1 cup of sesame seeds

  • Assortment of fillings

  • Peanut butter

  • Jam

  • Nutella

  • Condensed milk

  • Ube halaya


  1. Mix water and flour. Knead. Add in sugar and salt. Knead.

  2. Form balls, make a dent in the middle, fill with chosen filling.

  3. Roll in untoasted seseame seeds.

  4. Deep fry for about 6 minutes at 350F.

Peanut Butter Jelly Buchi Balls




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- Hey guys, today I'm gonna show you how to make some really fun buchi balls at home. And we're putting these with some peanut butter and jelly inside. So I know a lot of people might not know what buchi is, but it's something that's really found in dim sum restaurants, Chinese dim sum restaurants most of the time. It's basically glutinous rice flour that we have right here, which you can find in most Chinese or Asian supermarkets. You add some water to it and that's basically your dough. And then after that the traditional kind of filling that you would put inside is a black bean paste filling, which is really nice and sweetened. But today I thought it would be fun to kind of use a peanut butter and jelly. But don't let that stop you. You can add Nutella, you can add any types of different butters in there. Anything that's slightly hard and that will soften once we cook everything inside our hot oil. We're gonna start with our rice flour and then some water and I'm just gonna work that slowly until it forms a nice hard dough. We're gonna go ahead and work it right here. Just a little bit of flour and then using my hands I'm just gonna slowly knead all of that. Always keep a little extra flour on the side if ever you feel that it's too wet. This shouldn't be a wet dough, it should be something that you can actually shape into nice balls. Once that is properly done, we're gonna go ahead and make slightly smaller spheres with it. We're looking for something about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. Just like that. Then I'm gonna take a spoon and make kind of a well hole in the center. Then we're gonna go ahead and grab a little bit of my strawberry jam. Put that right there in the center. And do the same thing with a tad bit of my peanut butter. Press it down and then bring the sides together to make sure we close everything up. Once it's closed up, we can go ahead and shape it into a ball again. Once you have something properly shaped just like this, we're gonna go ahead and just place it in my sesame seeds and just make sure that everything is properly coated. Put everything inside of our really hot oil. It's not that hot, you want something to get nice and brown, but you don't want to overcook it or burn everything, especially those sesame seeds will get really dark very quickly. So we can go ahead and place these in for about 3 minutes. You want them to get nice and golden brown and for the peanut butter that's inside to melt nicely. We're basically good to go, so we just have to fish them out and make sure we blot out the extra oil. You got these gorgeous toasted sesame balls right here. Try this out at home with different variations and just really have fun with it.

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