Ginger Soup with Sweet Rice Balls

Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 to 8

    servings as a dessert or snack
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

In December, Chinese people around the world celebrate the Winter Festival. This festival marks the turning point between winter and spring, when days start to grow longer. It coincides with the winter solstice, which usually falls on December 21 or 22 on the Gregorian calendar. Families worship their ancestors and gods and enjoy a traditional feast. People celebrate by eating rice balls in soup. The round balls symbolize unity and completion. These days, most people use purchased glutinous