This makes about 25 balls if you use all of the rice.
Wash the rice, and cook with a small amount of water for 10 minutes. Add sugar, crush it up a bit, and divide into about 45g portions.
Roughly grind the sesame, and add sugar and salt. Mix in the ★ ingredients at the same time as the kinako.
Stick about 45 g of rice between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, amd stretch it out into a 10 cm circle with your hands or a rolling pin. Remove the top sheet of plastic wrap, and place the an red bean paste on top.
Wrap the an bean paste completely up inside, and shape into a ball.
Coat in sesame. Letting it sit for a while and then coating it again will give a nice flavor.
Do the same with the kinako soy flour.
Please check out (Recipe ID: 763321) for the chunky bean paste and refer to (Recipe ID: 763327) for instructions on how to handle the rice.
Story Behind this Recipe
Regular old bean paste ohagi is boring. The sesame and kinako coating makes a big difference.
If you're not using bean paste, then increase the amount of rice, sesame, and kinako soy flour. Add a little sugar too. Season enough so that you can taste the salty flavor.