April 7, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Saucy Sticky Rice

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Sticky rice is traditionally served as an Asian dessert. If serving this for breakfast (which I love to do), you could add cooked quinoa, flax seed, or chia seed to increase the protein and health benefits.

Whether it’s sweet or savory, I love sauce! The first time I ever had sticky rice was in a Thai restaurant, and all I could think was, “This is really good, but it needs sauce!”

Technically, the following recipe is a dessert; but I love creating recipes that are yummy AND healthy enough to serve for breakfast too! Enjoy!

Saucy Sticky Rice

  • 3 cups glutinous rice, soaked overnight in water and drained
  • 2 cans organic coconut milk with cream (Trader Joe’s is my favorite)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (brown sugar or evaporated cane juice can be used instead)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 Bananas, sliced in half and then sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 C. coconut oil
  • Garnish with fresh mint, Asian basil sprigs, or sesame seeds

In the morning, steam the pre-soaked glutinous rice. I use the steamer pot that came with my double boiler and line the pot with cheese cloth, so that the rice doesn’t fall through the holes (be careful not to let the cheese cloth near the flame!). Steam over a pot of water at medium high heat for 45 minutes with the lid on. Make sure the water doesn’t boil away!

Meanwhile, heat 1/2 C.┬á coconut oil over medium heat and carefully place sliced bananas in bubbling oil. Fry bananas for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Add the coconut milk to the leftover coconut oil in the same pan. Heat over medium heat until hot. Do not boil. Add the coconut sugar and salt and stir until dissolved completely and slightly thickened. This stuff is amazing! Try not to drink it! I’m thinking this would be good over pancakes, creamy rice, scones, biscuits, oatmeal, muffins…the list goes on!

When the rice is done, pour into a bowl. At this point, you can either pour the entire coconut milk mixture over the rice, mix well, and serve as an easy breakfast. Or you can get fancy.

For a nice presentation, pour half the coconut mixture into your cooked rice. Then, using an ice cream scoop, spoon a round shaped portion of rice into a pretty dish. Place a few slices of fried bananas on top and spoon some of the hot coconut mixture over the top. Garnish with herbs and more fruit if desired.

If you would rather use fresh fruit (mangoes, peaches, fresh bananas, or papayas) just omit the fried bananas and coconut oil.

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2 Responses to “Saucy Sticky Rice”

  1. That looks delicious! I’ve never tried making sticky rice, but I’ve enjoyed it in Thai restaurants before.

  2. Jayma says:

    Looks yummy!! :)

    Have a Beautifully Blessed Day,
    Jayma @ http://JaymasTips.blogspot.com

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