Yaksik (Sweet Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts)

Yaksik is a popular rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice), dried fruits and nuts. It’s easy to make with your Instant Pot or electric rice cooker. 

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What is yaksik?

Yaksik (약식) is a type of rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice) as well as nuts and dried fruit such as chestnuts, jujubes (daechu, 대추), and pine nuts (jat, 잣). It’s a delicious dessert or snack that’s healthy and filling! I love it as a breakfast with a cup of coffee.

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