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Cheesy Korean Mochi QQ Balls

Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, these tasty cheesy Korean Mochi QQ Balls are easy to make, easy to eat, and totally gluten-free!
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine Korean
Keyword breads, gluten-free, mochi qq balls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 mochi balls
Calories 215kcal
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen


  • 200 g glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions or scallions (optional)


  • Preheat oven 375 deg F (190C).
  • Add glutinous rice flour to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small pot, heat whole milk, oil, and salt over medium heat until just steaming.
  • Add the hot milk to the glutinous rice flour and beat with a mixer until mixture resembles small pellets. Let cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the egg to the bowl and beat again with a mixer until well-incorporated. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mash it all into a cohesive mass.
  • Add grated cheeses and chopped green onions (if using) and stir well into the dough with a spatula or spoon.
  • Dust your work surface and your hands with glutinous rice flour and shape the dough into a ball or disc.
  • Cut the dough into 8 pieces, rolling each piece into a ball.
  • Place dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes until you see cracks in the surface of the balls.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.


  • Look for glutinous rice flour or sweet rice flour in your local Asian market. The brand does not matter as long as it's the correct type of rice flour.
  • 200g of glutinous rice flour is approximately 2 cups + 5 tsp.
  • This recipe, as with most gluten-free baking recipes, works best with weight measurements because they are more accurate.
  • These volume measurements were made from spooning each of the flours into the measuring cups/spoons (so they are not packed) and leveling them off.
  • If you have any leftovers, store in a sealed container or bag for a day.
  • Heat up any leftover mochi qq balls for 5-10 seconds in the microwave to soften.


Calories: 215kcal