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You Especially Want To Eat These If You Live Overseas! Soy Sauce Rice Crackers

You Especially Want To Eat These If You Live Overseas! Soy Sauce Rice Crackers

Great news for overseas expats!!! You want to just to crunch on these sometimes, right? These are authentic rice crackers.

Ingredients

Rice flour
100 g
Boiling water
150 g plus
For the soy sauce sauce:
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon
For the curry sauce:
Curry powder
1 tablespoon
Water
3 tablespoons
Soup stock granules
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Add the boiling water to the rice flour and mix with a fork. Add the water little by little while adjusting the texture of the dough.
2. When the dough is cool enough to handle, knead it well.
3. Form into golfball-sized balls.
4. Flatten the balls with your hands. Steam for about 30 minutes.
5. Smash up the steamed rice patties with a mortar and pestle until smooth. This is easier to do if you don't cover the pestle.
6. Knead the dough well with your hands.
7. Form into pingpong sized balls. Sandwich between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic film and roll out thinly. I rolled them out to about 2 mm thickness.
8. Leave them to dry for about 5 days. Turn them once every day. I left them to dry for 7 days this time.
9. Dry them out in a 50 °C oven for an hour. My oven actually doesn't go as low as 50 °C, so I "bake" them at 60 °C for 40 minutes.
10. The traditional way is to cook them on a grill, while brushing them with sauce.
11. But I cut corners. Microwave the rice cakes for about 50 seconds at 1000 W. They'll puff up like this. If it looks like they're burning, turn the microwave off immediately.
12. They look and taste just like rice crackers without sauce. I was so happy when I discovered this.
13. Brush the surface with sauce and leave the crackers to dry on a rack. it's really cutting corners, but they are rice crackers. Real rice crackers...
14. The crackers do soften a bit because of the sauce. If that bothers you, let them dry out very very well on a rack.

Story Behind this Recipe

The rice crackers my family brings me from Japan are delicious, but I still want to eat rice crackers in between their visits... We can buy them out here, but they're expensive. I referred to several sites to come up with this. The last microwaving step idea came from the fact that Chinese shrimp crackers can be cooked that way...and it worked.