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Red Bean Dumplings Recipe (红豆汤圆)

Red bean dumpling (红豆汤圆) – The red bean paste is encased in sticky rice balls, boiled, and then served in ginger syrup. It’s a wonderfully refreshing dessert that anyone can make. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Red Bean Dumplings
Servings 10 dumplings
Calories 66 kcal



  • 4 oz glutinous rice flour, sticky rice flour
  • 100 ml water
  • 3 oz canned red bean paste
  • Water for boiling the dumplings

Ginger Syrup

  • 3 cups water
  • 2- inch piece fresh ginger, lightly pounded with the back of a cleaver


  1. Mix the glutinous rice flour with the water in a bowl until it forms a smooth paste and no longer sticks to your hand. Divide the dough and red bean past into 10 balls each. Gently roll the sticky rice balls and red bean paste into ball shape using your palm. To wrap the dumplings, flatten a sticky rice balls using your palm and place a red bean ball in the center. Fold the edges to seal tight. Gently roll the dumplings using your palms again. Make sure there is no leakage. Place the dumplings on a piece of parchment paper.

  2. Prepare the ginger syrup by boiling the water. Add the ginger  into the water and boil for 10-15 minutes with medium heat. Add rock sugar (to taste) and boil for another 5 minutes. Lower heat to simmer.

  3. Heat up another pot of water and bring it to boil. Drop the dumplings into the boiling water. As soon as they float to the top, transfer them out and into the ginger syrup. Turn off the heat and serve the red bean dumplings immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Red Bean Dumplings Recipe (红豆汤圆)
Amount Per Serving (10 dumplings)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.