Cinnamon Flavour Rice Balls & Orange Flavour Rice Balls in Longan Red Date Ginger Soup

Cinnamon Rice Balls
Unconventional Rice Balls

Ingredients for Rice Balls:
25g glutinous rice flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 tsp sugar
hot water
1-2 drops of blue food coloring

1.  Mix glutinous rice flour with sugar
2.  Divide the mixture into two portions
3.  Add ground cinnamon to one portion and mix well
4.  Add orange zest to the other portion and mix well
5.  Add hot water little by little to the cinnamon portion and knead the dough with hands
6.  Tear out some dough and roll it between the palms to make rice balls
7.  Add blue food coloring to the hot water to make a blue solution
8.  Repeat step 5 and step 6 with the orange zest portion
9.  Bring some water to a boil and add in the rice balls
10. Turn off the heat when the rice balls floats and set aside

Ingredients for Ginger Soup:
500ml water
10 dried longan
6 red dates, seeds removed
40g ginger, cut thick slices
10 lotus seeds, core removed
1 bowl of white fungus (after soaked)
rock sugar cubes to taste

1.  Use a fork to poke the ginger slices
2.  Place all the ingredients except rock sugar into a pot and bring to boil
3.  Lower the heat, add rock sugar cubes to taste and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar cubes dissolve
4.  Turn off the heat and remove the ginger slices

To assemble, scoop some rice balls into a serving bowl and fill it up with the ginger soup.

Note: The ginger soup can be eaten hot or cold as dessert with the rest of the ingredients in the soup

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