Soak the rinsed red beans in water for more than 8 hours (overnight is preferred) Add as more water as you can, since the beans will absorb a lot of water. Also, the longer you soak it, the softer it will be when you cook it.
Overnight red beans. They are ready to be cooked :)
Get rid of the soaking water and rinse the beans again. Transfer all the beans to a medium-sized pot and add water. (I always use boiled water for saving time. Cold water also works, but it takes longer to cook.)
Add the sugar cubes (or the equivalent sugar). Then put on a lid. Bring to boil with high heat, then change to medium heat.
Prepare the sticky rice dumplings during the red bean soup is cooking on the stove. Mix glutinous rice flour with water in a big bowl. A good mixture does not stick to fingers. (Be carful with adding water, because each brand of flour has different absorption of water. The amount of water in this recipe is just a reference.) If it is too sticky, add more flour. If it is too dry, add more water.
Spread some flour on the plate you prepared for sticky rice dumplings.
So the sticky rice dumplings won’t stick to each other. Keep adding flours to the plate if the rice dumplings start to stick together.
When you finish making the sticky rice dumplings, taste one red bean from the soup. If it is already soft, then it is almost done! If you think the soup is not sweet enough, you can still add more sugar now. Pour all the sticky rice dumplings you made into the soup.
Stir a little bit
It is done when all the sticky rice dumplings are floating! Congratsss
Do you like the sticky rice dumplings??? I just love them!!