If you’re ever jonesing for boba and you’ve got some leftover rice paper sheets, here’s how you can make it in just 10 minutes!
Here's how to put any leftover rice paper sheets to good use; make BOBA!
- large bowl
- medium saucepan
- boba straw optional
- 3 sheets rice paper The square ones work best, but the round ones work, too.
- 1/2 C. brown sugar
- 1/2 C. water
- 1/2 tsp. molasses (optional) Skip this if using dark brown sugar.
- 12 oz. whole milk Use any milk to your liking.
Making the boba
- Fill a large bowl with water. Dip the rice paper sheet into the water, rotating to ensure that the entire sheet is wet.
- Lay the dampened rice paper onto a clean flat surface and smooth out any air bubbles. When the rice paper becomes flexible (~30-60 seconds) carefully roll it into a tight cylinder, smoothing out any air bubbles along the way. The finished roll should be approximately 1/2" in diameter. Repeat for the remaining rice paper sheets.
- Spray the blade of a sharp knife lightly with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Cut the rice paper logs into 1/2" pieces.
- In a small saucepan bring a few inches of water to the boil. Add the boba pieces and boil until tender ~1-2 minutes. Taste one to make sure that it's fully cooked and strain with a slotted spoon. Set aside.
- In a skillet and the brown sugar, water, and optional molasses. Stir to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook 3-5 minutes or until the syrups thickens to the consistency of maple syrup.
- Add the boba to the syrup and stir to coat.
- Add half of the boba brown sugar syrup to the bottom of a glass. Rotate the glass to coat.
- Add a handful of ice and top with milk. Add a straw and drink up.
This recipe was inspired by Feed MeiMei.
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