Rice balls sweetened with sugar-free black sesame filling and syrup are perfect desserts for Chinese New Year celebration. We use low-carb sweetener to make a popular Tang Yuan dish. Sesame seeds are rich sources of phytoestrogen and fiber, which help you achieve hormone balance and improve your long-term health.

Serving Size: 12-18 balls

Ingredients for Black Sesame Tangyuan

  • Toasted black sesame, 1/2 Cup
  • Low-carb powdered sweetener, 1/2 Cup
  • Sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Butter, softened, 80 gram
  • Glutinous rice flour, 2 Cups and extra for rolling
  • Hot water, 1/4 Cup
  • Room temperature water, 3/4 Cup

Ingredients for Low-Carb Syrup

  • Water, 2 Cups
  • Low-carb brown sweetener, 1/2 Cup
  • Sea salt, pinch

Instructions for Black Sesame Tangyuan

  1. Toast black sesame in a frying pan at a low heat.
  2. Grind black sesame seeds in a food processor. Add sweetener and softened butter to make sesame filling. Shape the paste into small balls. Put them in the fridge for one hour so that handling is easier.
  3. In a large bowl, pour hot water into glutinous rice flour. Add warm water little by little. Knead with hand until smooth soft dough forms. Adjust the rice flour and water mix if handling is too difficult.
  4. Divide the dough into 12-18 balls. 
  5. Flatten each ball into a wrapper. Place sesame filling in the middle and seal. Roll into extra rice flour to seal completely.
  6. Boil water. Put sesame balls one by one and in a small batch. Cook them until they float on the surface. Give them an ice bath for 2 minutes.
  7. Make syrup by boiling water and adding sea salt and low-carb brown sweetener.
  8. Serve with warm syrup.

Watch How to Make Black Sesame Tangyuan

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