600 g glutinous rice
60 g lard (solidified at room
75 g sugar
25 g almond, walnut and chestnuts
6 tablespoons dried fruit of your
75 g sweet bean paste
Wash the glutinous rice and rinse. Add 1
cm of water to a saucepan and add in the rice. Bring the saucepan to the
boil and simmer gently for about 12 minutes. Stir in all the sugar and
half of the lard and mix well. Use the remaining lard to grease the
sides of a large heatproof basin. Stick and spread out the nuts and
dried fruits of your choice on lard at the sides of the basin as well as
Place a layer of the glutinous rice in the
bain. Then spread a thin layer of the sweet bean paste on top of the
layer of glutinous rice. Repeat with the rice and then the bean paste.
Finish with a rice layer. Use a foil to cover the basin, leaving a
little gap between the rice and the foil for expansion during cooking.
Place the basin in a steamer to steam
setadily for slightly over an hour or until cooked. Remove from heat.
Turn out the pudding onto a large round heated serving dish by inverting
the basin. If preferred, you can decorate the pudding with more dried