Eight Treasure Rice 八寶飯

Eight Treasure Rice 八寶飯 (bābǎofàn) is a traditional Chinese dessert that consists of eight different types of fruits and nuts, sticky rice, and a filling (usually red bean paste). Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture because the pronunciation sounds like the character for fortune thus the name and the number of ingredients.

You can, of course, change the toppings (or even reduce the number of them!) and swap out the filling based on your own preferences. The most common fillings include goji berries, jujubes (aka red dates or Chinese dates), and walnuts, but really -- whatever flavors you love that you think go well together works.\

Note: you will need a steamer and a heatproof bowl for this recipe.

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