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Japanese Wagashi Recipe : Nerikiri

DWELL by Michelle
This wagashi recipe makes incredibly easy and beautiful Japanese nerikiri. Featuring homemade shiro-an (white bean paste) and sweet rice flour, this authentic wagashi recipe is sure to please and impress!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 18 nerikiri wagashi
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Shiro-an (White Bean Paste)

For the Nerikiri Wagashi

Instructions
 

For the Shiro-an (White Bean Paste)

  • Add the soaked lima beans into a large pot, then add enough water to barely cover the beans. Simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until beans are soft (you can also cook it in a pressure cooker, like this Instant Pot, for 15-20 minutes)
  • Once done, drain the water and blend the tender lima beans in a food processor.
  • Working in batches, transfer a portion of the bean puree to a fine-meshed strainer. Using a spatula or spoon, press the beans through the strainer to produce a smooth white bean paste.
  • Into a medium saucepan, add in sugar, salt, and the white bean paste. Cook on medium-low heat, and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes a moldable paste, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, then transfer the shiro-an into a large plate or container.

For the Nerikiri Wagashi

  • In a medium pot over medium heat, mix sweet rice flour (I like this one), water, and sugar with a wooden spatula.
  • Add in the shiro-an (white bean paste). Continue to mix until a tacky, moldable dough forms.
  • Turn off heat, then transfer nerikiri to a plate or baking sheet to cool.
  • Once cool, split the "dough" and place in different bowls/containers to color with food dye.
  • Shape the nerikiri wagashi in different forms. ENJOY!
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