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Savory Black Sticky Rice

Savory Black Sticky Rice

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8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients (5)

  • 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. 1Place 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. 2Combine the salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. 3Drain 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. 4Sprinkle each serving with some of the sugar mixture, coconut, and peanuts.
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