Chinese Sticky Rice Recipe

Sticky rice—aka sweet or waxy rice—is a staple in Chinese cuisine. This simple dish of plump grains cooked in broth can be used in everything from breakfast congee to Chinese dessert soup. Chinese sticky rice is prepared with a unique technique that yields grains that are glutinous, distinct, and easy to eat with chopsticks.

This Chinese sticky rice dish is amazingly simple, yet incredibly flavorful. The rich, nutty taste and buttery texture pairs well with practically any savory main dish. Plus, with just a handful of ingredients, it is a cinch to put together. Here’s how to make this classic Chinese dish.


– 1 cup Long-Grain Rice
– 1 cup Water
– 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
– 1/4 tsp Salt
– 2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil


1. Rinse the rice several times in cold water.
2. Place the washed rice in a bowl and cover with 2 cups warm water. Allow to rest for at least two hours.
3. Drain the excess water from the rice and add to a pot.
4. Add 1 cup of water and the coconut oil to the pot.
5. Bring the rice to a low boil then reduce to a simmer and cover.
6. Cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
7. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the toasted sesame oil and salt.
8. Serve the rice warm.

Enjoy your delicious Chinese sticky rice! This simple dish is a great way to upgrade any meal. Its unique textures and flavors will bring any dish to life.