Savory Black Sticky Rice Recipe

Total Time: 45 mins, plus soaking time | Active Time: | Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • 4 cups black sweet rice
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  1. Place rice in a large bowl or pot, and add enough cold water to cover by at least 3 inches. Soak the rice for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Combine the salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Drain the rice and steam in a rice steamer for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Alternatively, line a large steaming insert (that fits into a large pot) with cheesecloth and add the drained rice. Fill the bottom of the pot with at least 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place the steaming insert inside the pot, cover with cheesecloth, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and steam for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle each serving with some of the sugar mixture, coconut, and peanuts.