In this post, I will be sharing with you one of the easiest recipes posted on this blog yet, How to make Japanese sticky rice on the stove.
Asian food is one of my favorites, I love how it tastes and the mix of flavors. I usually make some Asian inspired dishes at least once every week.
I usually make a big batch of sticky rice on Sunday and keep it in the fridge for the upcoming week.
Sticky rice is so versatile because you can make so many different dishes with it. You can top it with whatever your heart desires and make a completely different dish each time. From sweet to spicy or even just as is, it’s so good.
This sticky rice on the stove is perfect for
Or just as is, with some nori seaweed, sesame seeds, and soy sauce!
Before trying this method, I struggled to cook rice on a stovetop for a long time. I overcooked and even burnt a lot of rice. This method is so easy, once you try it you won’t go back!
First, you will need a medium to short-grain rice to get that perfect sticky texture that characterizes Japanese rice.
If you are interested, I use this rice to make Japanese style sticky rice.
Note: The recipe below is for 2 servings but you can double or triple the ingredients. The soaking and cooking time remains the same.
- 1 Cup Sushi rice or short grain rice
- 1 1/4 Cup Cold water
Wash rice in cold water and drain, at least 3 times.
Transfer to a saucepan. Add water and leave for soak for 30min.
Bring your saucepan to a boil over high heat without covering it. When it starts boiling, cover your saucepan with a lid and bring the heat down to medium-low.
Let it cook for 12min. Remove from heat and leave covered for at least 15 min before serving. Season as you wish.