Makes: 8 balls

Prep time: 30 min

Cooking time: 30 min


  • 200g glutinous rice flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped spring onion (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Add the glutinous rice flour to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, heat the milk, oil and salt over medium heat until just steaming.
  4. Add the hot milk to the glutinous rice flour and beat with a mixer until the mixture resembles small pellets. Let cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the egg to the bowl and beat again with a mixer until well incorporated. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mash it all into a cohesive mass.
  6. Add the grated cheeses and chopped spring onion (if using) and stir well into the dough with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  7. Dust your work surface and hands with glutinous rice flour and shape the dough into a ball or disc shape.
  8. Cut the dough into 8 pieces, rolling each piece into a ball.
  9. Place the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, until you see cracks on the surface of the balls.
  10. Let cool slightly before serving.

Recipe notes:

  • Look for glutinous rice flour or sweet rice flour at your local Asian market. The brand does not matter as long as it’s the correct type of rice flour.
  • This recipe, as with most gluten-free baking recipes, works best with weight measurements because they are more accurate. Volume measurements are made by spooning the dry ingredients into measuring cups/spoons (so that they are not packed) and levelling them off (so 200g of glutinous rice flour = 2 cups + 5 tsp).
  • If you have any leftovers, store in a sealed container or bag for a day.
  • Heat up any leftover balls for 5–10 seconds in the microwave to soften.
  • For detailed instructions – with images – on how to make this recipe, check out the recipe on my website.
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