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Change up your snack game with bear-shaped sweet rice dumplings coated in a yummy soy sauce glaze.

Rilakkuma Mitarashi Dango


  • 80 grams shiratamako rice flour

  • 80 milliliters water

  • Black food coloring

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons potato starch

  • Lollipop sticks


  1. Gradually add 80 milliliters water to the shiratamako rice flour. Tear off a small piece of dough and dye it black with food coloring. Divide the remaining dough into 9 balls and shape into bear heads.

  2. Place the dumplings into a pot of boiling water. Once they rise to the surface, boil for 1 minute. Drain and place in ice water to stop the cooking. Keep the dumplings in the ice water while you make the sauce.

  3. To make the sauce, place 1/2 cup water, sugar, soy sauce and potato starch in a small pot set to medium heat. Heat, whisking frequently, until the sauce has thickened.

  4. Skewer 3 bears onto each lollipop stick and coat in the mitarashi sauce. Enjoy!

Rilakkuma Mitarashi Dango




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