Sticky Rice Recipe

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Categories: Asian, Rice, Side Dish, Vegan

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Sticky Rice Notes

This recipe was used by Chef Jennifer "JR" Statz and Chef Kevin Bozis for a Stirring Things Up in Chicago Event at the Old Town shop in June 2005.

Patty and Tom Erd spoke about ethnic Chicago spices and blends, and the guests were served five different ethnic dishes. Sticky Rice balls were served with the Pan-seared Argyle Street Seasoned Yellowfin Ahi Tuna.

This rice is very versatile, and can be served with most any fish dish or tossed with vegetables for a cold summer salad.

  • 2 cups medium-grained white rice (Calrose)
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
Serves / Yields

25 appetizer servings

Preparation Instructions

Measure the rice and place it in a fine-holed colander or strainer. Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear. Drain well, and transfer to a heavy saucepan. Add 2 1/2 cups fresh cold water. Cover and soak for 30 minutes before turning on heat. Bring rice to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until water is absorbed and rice is just tender, about 15 minutes.

While rice cooks, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolved. Allow to cool.

Remove the rice from heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with vinegar mixture and sesame seeds while still warm. Cover rice with a clean, damp towl and cool completely at room temperature. The rice should be used within several hours to maintain moisture and tenderness.

Helpful Hints

For vegan sticky rice, make sure you use vegan sugar and rice vinegar.

Top with mango

Quick Shopping List

Black Sesame Seeds
Whole Seeds, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
White or Toasted Sesame Seeds
White, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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Lala P. Said:

Thank you so much it turned out great

Make it Again? Lala P. would make this recipe again.

Steven K. Said:

How are the sesame seeds used in this recipe? Nothing is said about them in the recipe's procedure! Right now, I'm assuming they they are added AFTER the rice has been cooked and the vinegar / sugar mixture has been added. Please someone clarify this. Thanks.

Make it Again? Steven K. would make this recipe again.