These rice cakes are absolutely delicious and have crunchy crust with light, moist interiors. The ginger, coconut milk and sweet potatoes make the sauce absolutely yummy. You can replace the orange juice with water if you like.
(***recently updated my rating from the original 4 stars to 5 stars) I give the rating I do only due to the taste, and the hopes that others will have better luck with it than I did. I didn't realize until I had already begun the recipe that it required the use of a food processor. So, I tediously chopped everything up. I don't have access to Jasmine rice, so I use short grain white rice instead. Unfortunately, chopping the rice by hand (instead of putting it in the food processer like the recipe calls for) was not possible. As a result my rice cakes would not stick together. I therefore made "Fried Rice with Sweet Potato Ginger Sauce" Which, as good as it tasted, was definately lacking. This is WAY to tedious for me to repeat, and if you don't have a food processor, I say don't even try! UPDATE: I have made this a few more times -- WITH a food processor. I REALLY love the taste. So, as long as you have a food processor, and if you REALLY want to impress someone (who is opened minded to trying new foods) this really is an eye pleaser! - 02 Sep 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I think the directions might have been a little misleading, towards the end where you separate the rice mixture in half and then into thirds, then form each third into balls. I tried this and the balls were way to big and they fell apart. I made them much smaller, like the size of a meatball in spaghetti, and they came out great. Also, I think the first time you make them, the recipe is somewhat time consuming, but I am sure once you are familiar with it, it will be much quicker. However, the end result was well worth the time! They were delicious! We all loved them and will make them again. Thanks for the tasty recipe! - 12 Apr 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love this recipe! It's very time consuming, but I'll make a lot of the sauce and save it in order to cut back on prep time. Delicious. I add hot sauce to the sweet potato sauce to give it a little kick--habenero peppers go really well with the sweet taste. - 16 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)