Basic Nerikiri (Bean Paste and Rice Dough)

Basic Nerikiri (Bean Paste and Rice Dough)

I wanted to record a video on how to make and color a basic nerikiri.

Recipe for shiro-anI made some Rirakkuma nerikiri using this nerikiriYou'll have lots of fun with these nerikiri in 6 colors, since it's a lot like clay. Recipe by decocookie



  1. 200 grams Shiro-an
  2. 10 grams Shiratamako
  3. 20 ml Water
  4. 1 Natural food coloring: red, blue, yellow


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    Put the shiratamako into a bowl. Add water little by little, and dissolve the shiratamako thoroughly.

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    Combine the shiratamako mixture and the shiro-an in a sauce pan. Stir with a wooden spatula.

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    When it's mixed evenly, turn the heat on medium. Stir the mixture thoroughly.

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    Once the water has evaporated enough and the mixture is about the same consistency as a nerikiri (about the firmness of your earlobe), turn the heat off.

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    Stick the nerikiri dough onto the inside of the sauce pan and let cool evenly.

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    Bring the dough together once it's cooled. Leave a portion aside (you won't be coloring that portion).

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    Take the portion to be colored, and divide it into thirds.

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    Dissolve the natural food coloring in water, and color the dough respectively red, blue, and yellow.

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    Halve each colored portion, and take one half to divide that into 2 portions again. You should now have 1 large and 2 small portions of each color.

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    Take the small portion of the red and blue to mix. Now you have a purple nerikiri.

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    Do the same for red and yellow to make orange nerikiri.

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    Mix the blue and yellow for green. Now you have 6 colors.

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