Ever had sticky rice for breakfast? Millions of people in Vietnam turn to peanut sticky rice first thing in the morning. Sweet, savory, and easy to make, say hello to your new favorite breakfast.
What makes sticky rice appealing is how versatile it can be. It is one of those foods that could be sweet or savory and still taste amazing. There are many ways to dress up sticky rice and this recipe is just one of them.
Boiling vs. Steaming
I know, I know. Sticky rice is traditionally steamed and not submerged in any sort of liquid. However, with this recipe, we want the coconut milk to marinate into every grain of rice while it is cooking. Therefore, we will be submerging it in coconut milk and ½ a cup of water. It transforms the sticky rice into creamy goodness.
Peanuts: Roasted vs Raw Shelled
Although traditionally made with raw shelled peanuts, I decided to save some cooking time and use roasted peanuts instead. The roasted peanuts have a soft crunch after it’s been cooked which is a great contrast from the chewy rice.
I hope you love this sticky rice as much as I do. It is:
& Gluten Free (despite glutinous in its name)
Although it takes a while with the soaking and steaming, this requires very little effort and makes it an easy breakfast to meal prep.
Please let me know if you gave this recipe a try. Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo on Instagram @tifflovestofu. I’d love to see or hear how it turned out for you.
Bamboo steamer basket: here
Metal steamer basket: here