Karioka Sweet Rice Balls

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  • Published Apr 22nd
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings5
  • Calories414
A Filipino family-favorite! These go fast at family gatherings. Can be served on skewers to prevent sticky fingers!

Karioka Sweet Rice Balls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Karioka Sweet Rice Balls for 5 servings:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Coating:
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Karioka Sweet Rice Balls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Karioka Sweet Rice Balls, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Karioka Sweet Rice Balls is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Karioka Sweet Rice Balls within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Karioka Sweet Rice Balls easily:

  1. 1 Mix rice flour, shredded coconut, and 3/4 cup coconut milk together in a bowl until dough is well mixed. Form dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon per ball.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  3. 3 Fry dough balls in the hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and transfer balls to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. 4 Pour 1/2 cup coconut milk into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir brown sugar into hot coconut milk until liquid thickens, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat, cool coconut coating slightly, and dip balls into coating. Cool slightly before serving.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 414 calories; 25.4 grams of fat; 45.4 grams of carbohydrates; 3.5 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 53 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 24th 2017

    Delicious but will try it with less shredded coconut next time so it'll be closer to the original karioka back home.

  2. Apr 18th 2016

    Is delicious and really easy to make, with white rice flour get crunchy but, with sweet rice flour taste more sweet, is soft and lot easy to enjoy, both way I did love it and enjoy, especial ...