Black Sesame Soup

芝麻糊 zhi ma hu

Black Sesame Soup
Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (17 votes)
Author: tess
Date: 5-20-11
Servings: 5-7
Prep Time: 15 minutes
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Black sesame soup is widely found Chinese dessert soup, with a foreboding appearance but a lovely, nutty and subtle flavor. It's also quite easy to make (large quantities of) so it's a great dessert for when you have to serve a large group of people.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar (or more to taste)
  • pinch of salt

Recipe Steps:

  • Soak the rice in water for several hours or overnight.
  • Toast the sesame seeds on low heat in nonstick frying pan for 5 - 10 minutes, and set aside to cool. Grind the sesame seeds using a blender or food processor, until they form a paste. Remove from the blender.
  • Rinse out the blender. Remove the excess water from the rice (reserving a bit to help blend the rice), then also grind until smooth in the blender.
  • Mix the blended rice, sesame paste and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and continue stirring. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the soup starts to get an even, smooth consistency. Taste and adjust sugar/salt.

Serving Size: 5-7
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

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