Tuanzi , the Center China's Traditional Food

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Registered: 01-13-2013
Tuanzi , the Center China's Traditional Food
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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:37am

The rice ball is called Tuanzi that is a kind of traditional Chinese food made with rice inside as well as outside, which is the main specialty in the central China, my hometown specialty; this kind of food has the connotation of reunion, unity and happiness just as the famous traditional Chinese food rice dumpling. Every time when I go home or leave home mom and other members of my family would always together to make Tuanzi to share our joy of reunion as well as to show the miss for each other. Well, share a picture here to show my miss for all of you here after a short leave from ivllage!

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Do you have a recipe you can share? I love rice...allllllllllllllllll kinds!

Marti

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Registered: 01-13-2013

Oh, it looks very simple to make Tuanzi, but it is a little complicated in fact, I just take part in to packageing progress, and asked my mom about the recips, guess you can have a try if you will, here is the thing:

The inner part and out part are all made with milled rice, the group of relatively lager grain would is used as stuffing with diced pork and tofu mixed, you can firstly fry the inside suffing in a pan with flavors you prefer into a done state (by the way, the meet and tofu should be cooked in advance); then here comes the outer part, they are fine grain of rice which should be firstly steamed on a pressure-cooker to about eight mature without any stuffing mixed in it; then package the stuffing into the outer part, round them, and stems them again. :) 

Hope it will not confuse you in some sense! :)