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Stuffed Sticky Rice Balls (Zi Fantuan)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
a popular stuffed sticky rice ball originated from Shanghai
Course: staple
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Sticky Rice
Servings: 2
Calories: 561 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 cup sticky rice glutinous rice
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 2 pieces Chinese fried oil stick 油条
  • 1 cup pork sung 肉松
  • half Takuan radish , or 1/2 Chinese preserved vegetables
  • toasted black sesame seeds
cook rice in rice cooker
  1. add white rice, sticky rice and water in a rice cooker, choose rice procedure.
Steam the rice
  1. Pre-soak sticky rice and white rice in clean water in the previous day and then drain.
  2. Set up a steamer with a clean cloth, then spread the rice evenly and steam for 20 minutes.
  3. Cut Takuan into long strips (around 1 cm in thickness) and then fry or toast the oil stick until they become crispy again.
  4. Place plastic wrapper on a sushi rolling mat, sprinkle some toasted black sesame seeds and then scoop out 1/2 of the rice and flatten into a thin layer. The rice can be quite sticky, so wet your hands when assembling.
  5. Spread a layer of pork sung and then two strips of Takuan on the two ends. Place one oil sticky in center and then roll up the filling in the center of the mat. Slightly press the roll. Repeat to finish the other half. Then take the mat off and cut the roll in half (with plastic wrapper on).
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Sticky Rice Balls (Zi Fantuan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561
% Daily Value*
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 112g37%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.