"Shiratama" is dumplings made from rice flour called shiratamako. Knead shiratamako with water which weighs 80 to 90 percent of the shiratamako and divide the dough into bite-sized pieces. Boil them in hot water, then put them into cold water. You can put the completed shiratama into shiruko (sweet red-bean soup), or garnish anmitsu (traditional Japanese dessert made with kanten [agar agar] jelly, fruits, and sweet red bean paste), mitsumame (dessert made with gelatin cubes and mixed fruits) or shaved ice (flavored with syrup) with it.


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