Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) – Quick Rice Cooker Method

Quick Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) | recipe from runawayrice.comWhat do Asians have for breakfast?  The answer is rice! Well, it’s sticky rice often called glutinous or sweet rice and it’s typically steamed and combined with some variety of beans and then topped with chopped peanuts, shredded coconut and fried onions for a sweet and savory taste. This recipe for Sticky Rice and Mung Bean is a classic breakfast food but instead of steaming, my shortcut is to use a rice cooker–it’s so much easier! On Sundays, I’ll make a batch and then divide into small containers which I take to work for a quick breakfast. It only needs to be microwaved for about a minute before it’s nice and hot. This also makes a great anytime snack for the kiddies!

Watch video below for instructions.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like: Sticky Rice and Hominy (Xoi Bap), Savory Sticky Rice (Xoi Man) and Sticky Rice Coated with Mung Bean (Xoi Vo).


1 1/2 cups sticky rice (also called glutinous or sweet rice)
3/4 cup peeled split mung bean
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups water

Peanut Topping
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
3 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Optional Toppings
shredded dry coconut
fried onions


Wash and rinse the mung bean until the water is clear (approximately 4 times)  Soak beans for 2 hours.

Wash and rinse the rice until the water is clear (approximately 3 times).  Soak rice for 1 hour.

Drain both the mung bean and sticky rice and place in separate bowls.

Add sticky rice to the rice cooker.  Use a spatula to spread the rice evenly along the bottom of the rice cooker.  Add the mung bean, salt and water.  Spread beans evenly and make sure they are all touching the water.

Close lid and set rice cooker to Cook.  In approximately 20 minutes, the rice cooker button switches from Cook to Warm.  When it does this, open the lid and quickly combine the rice and mung bean.  Scrape the bottom of the rice cooker.  This helps to keep the rice from sticking and burning.  Close the lid and unplug the rice cooker.  Let everything cook for another 10 minutes.

Put peanuts in a small food processor and chop for 10 seconds.  Add sesame seeds and chop for another 10 seconds.  Add salt and sugar and pulse for 5 seconds to mix everything well.  Place in a small bowl.

Serve sticky rice and mung bean with generous amount of the peanut topping.  Optionally add shredded coconut and fried onions.

Yields: 4 cups

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8 Responses to Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) – Quick Rice Cooker Method

  1. Ann November 8, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Chi Trang oi, this recipe is spot on! Thank you very much for sharing! I was wondering if you would not mind sharing the glutinous rice with peanuts recipe one day. My friends and I have made several attempts at cooking this but no luck so far as either the peanuts are still raw or the glutinous rice is too congee like. Thank you!

    • Trang November 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

      Hi Ann,

      Glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Of course I will share glutinous rice with peanuts. I love this recipe too!

  2. Duc May 12, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    Thank you for the video. Love it.

    • Trang May 13, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Hi Duc, I am glad you like the video and I hope you’ll give the recipe a try. It’s super easy 🙂

  3. Trang Nguyen April 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Thank You Trang! You are such a genius 😉
    Tried it and it came out perfect.
    Regards & Happy Cooking 😉

    • Trang April 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing your results. Happy Eating! 🙂

      • Trang Nguyen April 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

        LOL, you are so funny! And thank you for your sense of humor! I love cooking especially the one that doesn’t require much effort 😉
        Everyone knows how to cook sticky rice but to use the rice cooker for it to come out perfect is genuine. It is a “real science” … I almost used 2/3 cup of mung beans … Anyway, it may come out OK but your recipe is perfect 😉
        Happy Cooking 😉

        • Trang April 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

          Hi Trang,

          LOL! I agree–cooking should be effortless and still taste good 🙂 I am constantly looking for shortcuts especially since Viet cooking takes so much time and I love sharing my tips and tricks. Appreciate your support friend!

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