Vegan Sticky Rice
Simple, yet flavorful, sticky rice is one of my all-time favorite desserts. And since you all have been so good this year, I thought I would share my vegan sticky rice recipe with you. Since I am super into quality kitchen equipment (hey, I’m a chef, after all!) I use cheesecloth, a rice cooker, and a bamboo steamer, but the substitutions listed below will also work. Quick word of advice though: sticky rice really is sticky–they weren’t kidding about the name! I always dip my spoon in a little warm water before scooping up the rice, because with a recipe this good, you’re going to want to eat every grain.
- Steamer or bamboo steamer
- Mixing bowl
- Cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel
- Rice cooker or large pot with a steaming basket
- Wooden spoon or
- 2 cups glutinous rice sweet rice
- 1 3/4 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Banana leaves or parchment paper for steaming
- Rinse the glutinous rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Line the steamer basket with banana leaves or parchment paper. If using banana leaves, cut them into squares and briefly pass them over an open flame to make them pliable.
- Drain the soaked rice and spread it evenly on the prepared banana leaves or parchment paper. Steam the rice over boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Check the water level periodically to ensure it doesn't dry out.
- While the rice is steaming, in a
saucepan, combine coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
- Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large
mixing bowl. Pour half of the coconut sauce over the rice and gently fold until well combined. Allow it to sit for a few minutes for the rice to absorb the flavors.
- Serve the sticky rice on plates or in bowls, drizzled with the remaining coconut sauce. Optionally, top with fresh fruits or toasted sesame seeds for extra flavor and texture.
- Enjoy your vegan sticky rice as a delightful dessert or sweet treat!
NUTRITIONAL FACTS Calories: 400 | Total Fat: 15g | Total Carbohydrates: 60g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Protein: 4g