Organic Red Bean Nian Gao

Organic Red Bean Sticky Rice Cake

Sticky rice cake is especially enjoyed during Chinese New Year because it symbolizes family cohesiveness. This sticky rice cake is called “ Nian Gao” in Chinese, which symbolizes increasing prosperity every year

Credits: Chef Irene Yip, over 30 years of culinary instruction experience

Print the recipe! Organic Red Bean Sticky Rice Cake

Key facts

Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves: 12-15pax


  • Ingredients MAIN INGREDIENT
  • 300g Organic Dark Red Kidney Bean
  • Ingredients A
  • 200g Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 200g Simply Nature Organic Wheat Starch
  • Ingredients B
  • 270ml Organic Creamed Coconut
  • 250ml Water ⅛ tsp Salt
  • Ingredients C
  • 300g Gula Melaka 400ml
  • Water
  • 2pcs Pandan Leaves


  1. Cook red beans with water and simmer until cooked. Remove water and leave cooked red bean aside.
  2. Place Ingredients A in a mixing bowl. Add in Ingredients B gradually and mix to a smooth dough. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, stir together Gula Melaka and water. Bring to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, strain through a fine sieve to remove grit. Make sure you reserve 650ml Gula Melaka syrup.
  4. In a clean pot, pour in the syrup. Add cooked red beans. Bring to a boil.
  5. Pour the red beans syrup to the starch mixture. Mix well.
  6. Steam over high heat for about 25 mins until batter is set.

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