Juiniang (Sweet Rice Wine Dessert)


  • 3 cups Glutinous rice
  • 1 juiyao (chinese yeast for brewing rice wine) these comes in individual packets of round balls


  1. Cook the rice in the rice cooker, make sure not to use too much water. The water should just barely cover the layer of rice. 
  2. Once the rice is done, transfer the cooked rice to a bowl. Flip it with a pair of chopsticks until the rice is completely cooled and room temperature. 
  3. Using 1 chinese yeast ball, dilute the ball in warm water mixture and stir it until it is completely dissolved.
  4. Mix the yeast water mixture with the rice and stir to mix it then transfer the mixture to a glass bowl. Sprinkle some dried osmanthus flower on top. 
  5. Create a hole in the center of the rice mixture with a spoon. This will allow us to observe the fermentation progress.
  6. Put the lid on the glass bowl and wrap the bowl with plastic food wrap tightly then wrap the bowl with a baby blanket. Place it in a warm area in your kitchen but away from sunlight. Let the wrapped bowl sit for 48 hours.
  7. After 48 hours, you should see water in the hole from the fermentation process. It is now ready to serve!