Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong)

Sticky Rice and Peanuts (Xoi Dau Phong) - easy rice cooker recipe | recipe from runawayrice.comIn this simple recipe for Peanut Sticky Rice, glutinous rice is combined with hearty peanuts to make a dish that is delicious and satisfying. Topped with a crunchy peanut sesame topping, it’s a wonderful combination of starchy and mealy with just a touch of sweet and salty. Peanut Sticky Rice makes an awesome hot breakfast or a tasty snack any time of the day.

This is one of those no-muss no-fuss dishes. It’s really easy to make because you can cook everything in a rice cooker. I usually make a double batch of Peanut Sticky Rice on Sundays (when I do most of the meal prep for the week). Then I divide everything up into single-serving portions and refrigerate. Now I have breakfast for the week. Super easy! 🙂

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Notes on the Peanut Sticky Rice Recipe, Tips and Tricks

Glutinous rice is also called sweet rice. Either long grain or short grain (round) glutinous rice works great in this recipe. I’ve always used the long grain but recently I made a batch with short grain glutinous rice and really liked how uniform the grains looked and how the shape complemented the peanuts.

I’ve noticed certain brands of raw shelled peanuts take longer to cook than others so you may need to experiment with the cooking time a bit. My Mom also shared with me the raw shelled peanuts from Vietnam don’t take nearly as long to cook as the ones purchased here in the US. Soaking the peanuts for at least 8 hours or overnight will reduce the cooking time by one-third.

There are several different options for cooking the peanuts. (The below cooking times are for peanuts not soaked in advance.)

  • Rice Cooker: Cook using the “Mixed” or “Sweet Rice” mode. This takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. With the rice cooker method, it’s best to cook the peanuts in smaller batches (up to 2 cups), unless you have a larger rice cooker.
  • Stove Top: Use a larger pot and a generous amount of water. Cover the pot and boil using Medium Low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Pressure Cooker like the InstantPot: Cover the peanuts with water. Cook using High Pressure for 20 minutes. Allow the cooker to de-pressurize naturally for 20 minutes.
  • Slow Cooker: Cover the peanuts with water. Cook using a Low setting for 7-8 hours.
  • Microwave: Use a generous amount of water and cover the bowl. Cook on High power for 20 minutes. Let rest in the microwave for an additional 10 minutes.

As I mentioned in the video, I like to cook a larger batch of peanuts at one time since it takes just as much time and energy to make a small batch. After the peanuts are cooked, I divide into 1 cup portions and freeze in plastic bags. (3/4 cup raw peanuts cooked is approximately 1 cup.) Then when I want some delicious Peanut Sticky Rice, I just defrost one portion and make per this recipe. This really cuts down on the cooking time!

Store the remaining Peanut Sticky Rice in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat the Peanut Sticky Rice in the microwave for 1 minute. Optionally, freeze for up to 2 months.

Watch the video for instructions.

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Ingredients

Sticky Rice
3/4 cup raw shelled peanuts
1/2 tsp salt, divided
4 cups water, divided
1 cup long grain glutinous rice

Topping
3 Tbsp roasted peanuts
1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1 Tbsp sugar
1/3 tsp salt

Directions

To Make the Sticky Rice:

Transfer the raw shelled peanuts into a medium bowl filled with cold water. Swirl the peanuts gently in the water for 30 seconds. Remove any separated skin and discard. Drain well. Transfer the peanuts to a rice cooker. Add 1/4 tsp salt and 3 cups water. Set the rice cooker to the “Mixed” or “Sweet Rice” cooking mode and press “Start”. Allow to cook for the duration, approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Transfer the glutinous rice into a medium colander and bowl filled with cold water. Wash the rice by gently swirling in the cold water. Pour out the rinse water. Repeat this washing process 1 or 2 more times or until the rinse water is mostly clear. Toss the rice in the colander a few times to remove any remaining water. Spread out the rice and allow to drain.

After the peanuts are done cooking, transfer to a colander and allow to drain for a few minutes. Transfer the cooked peanuts back into the rice cooker. Add the glutinous rice, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and remaining 1 cup water. Gently combine everything together. Spread out into an even layer making sure the rice is covered with water. Set the rice cooker to the “Mixed” or “Sweet Rice” cooking mode and press “Start”. Allow to cook for the duration, approximately 40 minutes. Once the cook time is completed, gently combine the Peanut Sticky Rice using chopsticks.

To Make the Topping:

Transfer the roasted peanuts into a small food processor. Pulse for just a few seconds to chop. Add the roasted sesame seeds, sugar and salt. Pulse again for a few more seconds. Transfer to a small bowl.

To Serve:

Transfer a generous amount of the Peanut Sticky Rice onto a plate. Sprinkle with the peanut sesame topping. Enjoy while hot!

Yields: 4 servings

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Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong)

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Trang
In this simple recipe for Peanut Sticky Rice, glutinous rice is combined with hearty peanuts to make a dish that is delicious and satisfying. Topped with a crunchy peanut sesame topping, it's a wonderful combination of starchy and mealy with just a touch of sweet and salty. Peanut Sticky Rice makes an awesome hot breakfast or a tasty snack any time of the day.

Ingredients

Sticky Rice

Topping

  • 3 Tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 tsp salt

Instructions

To Make the Sticky Rice:

  1. Transfer the raw shelled peanuts into a medium bowl filled with cold water. Swirl the peanuts gently in the water for 30 seconds. Remove any separated skin and discard. Drain well. Transfer the peanuts to a rice cooker. Add 1/4 tsp salt and 3 cups water. Set the rice cooker to the "Mixed" or "Sweet Rice" cooking mode and press "Start". Allow to cook for the duration, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Transfer the glutinous rice into a medium colander and bowl filled with cold water. Wash the rice by gently swirling in the cold water. Pour out the rinse water. Repeat this washing process 1 or 2 more times or until the rinse water is mostly clear. Toss the rice in the colander a few times to remove any remaining water. Spread out the rice and allow to drain.
  3. After the peanuts are done cooking, transfer to a colander and allow to drain for a few minutes. Transfer the cooked peanuts back into the rice cooker. Add the glutinous rice, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and remaining 1 cup water. Gently combine everything together. Spread out into an even layer making sure the rice is covered with water. Set the rice cooker to the "Mixed" or "Sweet Rice" cooking mode and press "Start". Allow to cook for the duration, approximately 40 minutes. Once the cook time is completed, gently combine the Peanut Sticky Rice using chopsticks.

To Make the Topping:

  1. Transfer the roasted peanuts into a small food processor. Pulse for just a few seconds to chop. Add the roasted sesame seeds, sugar and salt. Pulse again for a few more seconds. Transfer to a small bowl.

To Serve:

  1. Transfer a generous amount of the Peanut Sticky Rice onto a plate. Sprinkle with the peanut sesame topping. Enjoy while hot!

Notes, Tips & Tricks

Glutinous rice is also called sweet rice. Either long grain or short grain (round) glutinous rice works great in this recipe.

Store the remaining Peanut Sticky Rice in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat the Peanut Sticky Rice in the microwave for 1 minute.

Optionally, freeze for up to 2 months. Top the Peanut Sticky Rice with shredded young coconut or sweetened coconut flakes for a wonderful treat!

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8 Responses to Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong)

  1. Monikke Cummings August 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    What are the freezing instructions? I made a pot full and need to freeze for future eating. Thank you.

    • Trang August 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

      I store single-serving portions of the peanut sticky rice in small resealable plastic bags and then freeze. Enjoy!

  2. Ann July 12, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    Chi Trang oi, I think I had requested xoi dau phung recipe from you a while ago. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! I’m heading to the Viet market tomorrow to gather all the ingredients.

    • Trang July 14, 2017 at 8:54 am #

      Hi Ann,
      Yes, I do remember you requesting this recipe! Let me know what you think of the recipe. 🙂

      • Ann July 22, 2017 at 7:03 am #

        Hi chi Trang, it turned out perfectly! Thank you for another delicious recipe!

        • Trang July 24, 2017 at 10:34 am #

          Hi Ann,
          I am so glad to hear you like this recipe. Thanks for stopping by to share your results. 🙂

  3. Tisha July 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Your Peanut Sticky Rice has been on the menu for breakfast this week. I made ahead earlier this week. I love having a hot breakfast in the morning. Thank you for the super easy recipe.

    • Trang July 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Tisha, so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe. It is super easy! 🙂

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