Glutinous Rice Poppy Muffins

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Glutinous rice, also called sticky rice, or mochi rice, is a type of short-grained Asian rice that is especially sticky when cooked. Glutinous rice does not contain dietary gluten and thus should be safe for gluten-free diets. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky and not in the sense of containing gluten.
Glutinous rice can be used either milled or unmilled (that is, with the bran removed or not removed). Milled rice is white in colour, whereas the bran can give unmilled glutinous rice a purple or black colour. Both black and white glutinous rice can be cooked as grains or ground into flour and cooked as a paste.

  • 200 g Glutinous rice powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 200 g 4% Evaporated milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 g Sunflower oil
  • 60 g White sugar
  • 100 g Poppy fix
  • 30 g Raisins
  • Some poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil

  1. Stir together the evaporated milk, egg, oil and sugar in a mixing bowl. Sift in glutinous rice flour and baking powder and blend thoroughly.
  2. Divide half of the rice batter into 8-10 paper muffin liners, spoon in some poppy fix and add in a few of raisins. Finally cover with the rest of rice batter. Sprinkle with some poppy seeds.
  3. Bake in a preheated 190C/375F oven for about 30 minutes. Take out the muffins and brush the tops with a thin layer of oil. Return to the oven and continue to bake for another 10 minutes.


MaryMoh 5/1/10 13:14

wow...muffins from glutinous rice flour! I have to try this. I met my friend last week and she couldn't enjoy my desserts cos they were made from wheat flour which she can't take cos of the gluten. I told her I will make something non-gluten that she can eat. Hope to try this soon. Thanks for sharing. Love all the photos...beautiful photography.

3 hungry tummies 5/1/10 13:45

Oh I never knew we could use sticky rice flour for baking. Must try!!

tracieMoo 5/1/10 13:47

never would have thought of this! this is so creative, Angie!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 5/1/10 13:49

Interesting! You always come up with the most unique, amazing combinations. I bet they taste really good. Your photos are so sharp!! Very well taken!

Happy cook 5/1/10 14:32

I have never had this, but looks so so healthy and delcious, i love that there is such a lot of seasame inside them.
Happy Newyear.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 5/1/10 14:32

Very delicious, looks fantastic.

Nostalgia 5/1/10 14:53

Very pretty.. they looks wonderful.

Anonymous 5/1/10 14:54

Those muffins look wonderful - I love the yummy poppy center!

lisaiscooking 5/1/10 15:14

The poppy seed topping and glutinous rice filling look delicious!

Tina 5/1/10 15:24

Yummy and delicious......

Sarah Naveen 5/1/10 15:47

Excellent click..Looks sooo yummy!!!

zurin 5/1/10 15:50

Wow muffins frm glutinous rice! this is a first for me.....must try..adding to my ever long list but its a must try.And beautiful too!:)

Vrinda 5/1/10 16:11

Nener had these muffins,lovely ingredients,looks yummmmmmm

TasteHongKong 5/1/10 16:42

A thumb up for your brilliant idea.

Aux délices des gourmets 5/1/10 16:56

ton gâteau doit être délicieux bravo
bonne journée

Heavenly Housewife 5/1/10 17:53

These look so beautiful, and the idea is very original. I hope you made me one!

Gulmohar 5/1/10 18:25

This is new to me..Looks splendid..:-)

C.G. the Foodie 5/1/10 19:32

Those muffins look absolutely fabulous!!! I love poppy seeds.

Justin 5/1/10 19:35

the texture of these looks really interesting (and yummy)

Bob 5/1/10 20:38

Sounds great, but I have no idea what poppy fix is. I need to see if I can get glutinous rice around here, you'd be surprised what I can't find.

Anonymous 5/1/10 20:57

yummy yummy
I want my share mommy!
looks gorgeous.

Priya 5/1/10 21:28

Beautiful and elegant muffins..

pigpigscorner 5/1/10 21:32

wow, the texture looks amazing! I have to try this!

girlichef 5/1/10 22:20

What a cool original and so tasty. And I love the tops of the muffins, as well!

Chef E 5/1/10 22:31

Now that one opened muffin looks like a happy face, so these must be great! :D

Your food as I say is amazing, and the close ups are great!

Erica 5/1/10 23:47

Those look wonderful! We used rice flour for baking in Colombia and love it.

Joy 6/1/10 00:03

These look great! But what is poppy fix? Could I make it with poppy seeds and sugar?

Donna-FFW 6/1/10 01:38

The poppy center looks fantastic, how ingenious!

Tuty 6/1/10 02:05

Your idea is simply divine. Do you know if the muffin hardens the next day or once it is cooled? I'd appreciate your feedback

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 6/1/10 03:26

I've never eaten anything like these Angie. They look so good! I would love to try them! I still haven't found poppy seeds anywhere.

♥peachkins♥ 6/1/10 03:34

gotta have one of those...

Anonymous 6/1/10 04:48

This is intriguing! I have never heard of glutinous rice muffin. Sound yummy!

Sarah 6/1/10 06:46

Beautiful and inventive, I love it!

A Full-Timed Housefly 6/1/10 08:05

These are perfect for a lazy afternoon tea ! So nice and fragrant

Angie's Recipes 6/1/10 10:47

Thank you, guys, for all your feedbacks and encouragement. :-))

@ Joy, Bob: To make the poppy filling, bring 150ml milk to a boil, remove and stir in honey (4 tbsp), almond meal (50g) and ground poppy seeds (125g), and 1 large egg. If it's too runny, stir 1-2 tbsp of butter or margarine. Flavour the mixture with vanilla or almond extract if desired.

@ Tuty: The muffins taste the best when they are warm, but still very good even they are cold. They will become slightly hard and chewy the next day. That's part of the reason I just baked 10 muffins each time.

My Little Space 6/1/10 10:50

Thanks so much for sharing this bake version glutinous recipe! This is the very first time I came across something like this. Well done, Angie!

Trissa 6/1/10 12:46

Interesting to use glutinous rice! I am sure all the gluten intolerants must be jumping for joy with this recipe as it looks delicious!!

Christine 6/1/10 13:04

Wow, creative!
Made muffins with glutinous rice flour. I haven't tried before. They look moist and yummy!

Tasty Eats At Home 6/1/10 21:21

I would have never thought to make something like this. They look great, especially with the poppy seeds! Think I could make them lemon-flavored?

Catherine 7/1/10 00:16

Oh wow, this looks delicious! I'll have to try this soon!

Elin 7/1/10 00:52

This is the first time I read of glutinous rice muffins. It looks great. I will try it one day :) Thanks Angie for sharing another wonderful recipe :)

Jo 7/1/10 01:40

Such an interesting combination of flavours in this muffin. I don't think I've ever come across anything like this before.

Joy 7/1/10 03:33

Thankyou for the Poppy Mix recipe. It is not too hard to try!

sophia 7/1/10 05:11

Glutinous rice?! YAY! I love that! I actually love glutinous rice included into baked goods to have that dense, chewy texture...yum!

Ivy 7/1/10 06:58

I have never tried using glutinous rice before. The muffins look delicious and I'd love to have one with my coffee right now.

Cheah 7/1/10 09:55

This is something unusual. So need to grind the glutinous rice to make into powder? Will need to try it out one day.

Anncoo 7/1/10 14:51

WOW! Very creative using glutinous rice. Already bookmarked this. Thanks!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 7/1/10 15:37

I noticed your blog via The full-timed housefly. You have a wonderful blog, I never know to use glutinuus rice flour to make muffin, really amazing !! I will book mark this and follow u..

Katy ~ 7/1/10 15:54

Just a fabulous post for the celiac kid! thank you soooo much!!!

Dodol & Mochi 7/1/10 15:55

Angie, the muffins look so yummy!! Hey, since not much vigorous is involved in making muffins ... I'm wondering about the texture of these ... Not chewy, right? Should be fluffy like most other muffins, right?


Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 7/1/10 19:38

This is a very special muffin!!! I do have chinese glutinous rice flour at home I think, can i use that?

Velva 8/1/10 01:59

Angie, I have to compliment you on the really nice photos of the poppy seed muffinsThe muffins really popped out on my screen. Nice.

The muffins look delicious. I especially like the idea of the raisins being a filling. Thanks for explaining glutinous rice too-that was helpful.

noobcook 8/1/10 04:45

interesting and delicious combination! very creative! :)

Angie's Recipes 8/1/10 12:55

@ Dodol & Mochi: It's slightly chewy when it's warm and even more chewy when it's turned cold.
@ Cheah: I bought the glutinous rice flour from the Asian store here in Cologne.
@ Janet: I believe so. As I got mine from the local Asian store. They shall be the same.

Again, THANKS!

Parita 9/1/10 09:17

Muffins look fabulous! Love the second pic!

my kitchen 12/1/10 18:16

Cake looks Fantastic.I can't take my eye's from picture

Tangled Noodle 13/1/10 03:03

Happy New Year! I love glutinous rice but this is one of the very few I've seen that has a texture closer to wheat baked goods rather than the steamed kind. Fantastic!

The Paris Food Blague 15/1/10 21:22

i have to try in love with poppy seeds at the moment, and these look so...sticky. and delicious.

thanks for stopping by my blog. i really enjoy yours!


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