As a muah chee lover, the recent craze with making muah chee in your rice cooker has me craving for muah chee and with the lockdown, the only possible way was to make my own. Looking at the recipes online, they do look fairly easy to follow.
With only 2 ingredients, glutinous rice flour and grounded peanut powder, you can make it any day. I tried using a Korean glutinous rice flour and the end result was a very soft version of muah chee compared to using the Chinese glutinous rice flour.
You will need 2 cups of glutinous rice flour
2 cups of water ( using the same cup measurement as the flour)
Mix them up and stir them till you get a thick flour mixture
Grease your rice cooker with oil to prevent the muah chee from sticking, you can now pour the flour mixture into the pot.
Cook with the standard cook function
You should stir the mixture every 2 mins. It is normal to see lumps forming so just stir the mixture so that it does not stick to the pot and it cooks evenly. In the event that you do not have a rice cooker, you can also cook your muah chee using a normal pan.
It took about 8 mins to cook the muah chee and about twice 2 min intervals of stirring to form this cooked dough. Once the muah chee takes shape, it is done.
Once the muah chee is done, you can start making your own creative toppings to eat with the muah chee.
Firstly the traditional peanut and sugar coating, you can cut small pieces of the muah chee and coat it with the peanut shavings.
The muah chee was really soft and delicious especially when they are fresh from the pot and the peanut and sugar shavings gave it a nice crunch and taste
I tried coating the muah chee with milo powder and it was like eating a clump of milo powder on its own. I believe milo lovers would love this and one tip is to wait for the muah chee to cool down before coating with the milo powder. As you can see here, the heat from the fresh muah chee melted some of the powder.
Personally, I still liked the traditional peanut shavings. Do give this simple treat a try as it only takes less than 10 mins to make.