I was wondering if anyone might know how they make Botan Rice Candy? I have searched the web but no leads.

  • Welcome to Seasoned Advice! One of our biggest rules is that we don't allow recipe requests, so I edited your question in the hope that it will be enough to allow it to stay open. I looked too, and could not find anything about how to make Botan. I did read that it is similar to Mochi, and there is a lot online about that. Google search for Mochi, and see if that helps. I actually plan to try it myself soon!
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 8, 2014 at 2:44
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    Specifically, you might find this Blog on Mochi of interest.
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 8, 2014 at 2:58
  • @jolenealaska thanks for the tip! The blog post was just what l was hoping for.
    – k6adams
    Nov 8, 2014 at 4:35

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Do you mean this one?botan rice candy.

If so, in Japan it is actually known as Bontan Ame (meaning pomelo candy) as shown in this description.

Here is a link to how a similar milk version is made (I think you would use mandarin/pomelo (bontan) juice in there somewhere for what you want), but it is in Japanese...Perhaps the pictures will help but...sorry, I don't know if it's ok to translate this...but it says: milk 500ml, sweet glutinous rice 500g, sugar 500g, mizuame (maltose; could use corn syrup instead) 600g, potato starch 200g, and a tray 31cmx24cmx3.5cm. Briefly, it says to soak the rice for half a day, then drain, and blend with the milk for 2-3 mins. Transfer to a pot and simmer on medium heat for 20-30 mins. Add sugar in a few lots, mix until dissolved. Drop to low heat, add mizuame and stir/knead very well - the firmness of the final candy will depend on how long you do this. Dredge tray with a thick layer of potato starch then pour the mixture in. To harden, refrigerate when cool.

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    Sep 29, 2016 at 18:11

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