Another easy and tasty dish using sticky rice. This recipe adds Pandan essence to infuse the rice with a fragrant aroma and adds a lovely, vibrant color. A super simple dish, you can top with a Coconut Sauce and serve as dessert or sprinkle with crushed peanuts and sesame seeds and enjoy for breakfast.
2 cups sticky rice (also called glutinous or sweet rice)
1 3/4 cups water
1 tsp Pandan essence
1/4 tsp salt
sesame seeds for topping
Wash the sticky rice several times until the water runs clear. Soak the rice for 1 hour.
Rinse the rice one more time and drain well. Add rice to the rice cooker along with the water, Pandan essence and salt. Stir together combining all ingredients well. Set rice cooker to ‘Cook’. Allow to cook until the button switches over to ‘Keep Warm’. Stir the rice. Cover and allow to cook for another 1o minutes.
Spoon sticky rice into dessert bowls. Top with a generous amount of the Coconut Sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Yields: 4-6 servings