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Steamed Pumpkin Mochi

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Serves: 16

Prep: 30 Minutes

Cook: Minutes


  • 150g Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup/70g Glutinous rice flour
  • 2 tbsp/20g/0.7 oz wheat starch
  • 1 tsp Natvia Sweetener
  • 3 tbsp/60mlWater more as needed
  • 16 each Goji berries
  • as needed red bean paste for filling optional


  1. Ready a bamboo steamer. Chop pumpkin into big chunks and place on steaming plate. Steam for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Scape out the flesh to remove the skin, mash thoroughly with a fork or potato masher. Let it set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare parchment papers with the size of 5 x 5 cm. In a large bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, wheat starch and Natvia. Add pumpkin puree and knead until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Slowly add in water, 1 tbsp at a time. Knead until a smooth dough form. If the dough it too dry, add a little more water. Roll the dough into a log and divide into equal portions.
  5. Take a portion, flatten slightly and place 1 teaspoon of red bean paste in the middle. Wrap and shape into an oval ball. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Using the back of a butter knife, mark 6 indentations and insert a goji berry on top of each ball to from mini pumpkin.
  7. Arrange them on parchment paper and place in a bamboo steamer, leaving space in between.
  8. Steam over high heat for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  9. To store, refrigerate for 2-3 days. Re-steam before serving.
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