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

This recipe for Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) is a classic Vietnamese breakfast dish. Sticky Rice is made from glutinous or sweet rice. 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. My recipe shortcut is to use a rice cooker and it’s so much easier than steaming. On Sundays, I’ll make a batch and divide into small containers. Then I pack a portion each day and have a quick breakfast to enjoy at work. The Sticky Rice and Mung Bean just needs to be warmed in the microwave for about a minute before it’s nice and hot. This also makes a great anytime snack for the kiddies!

Watch the video for instructions.


Sticky Rice and Mung Bean / Xoi Xeo


3/4 cup peeled split mung bean
1 1/2 cups glutinous/sweet rice
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 onion or shallot


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

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

Drain both the mung bean and glutinous rice and place into separate bowls.

Add glutinous rice into 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 the beans evenly and make sure they are touching the water.

Close the lid and set the rice cooker to “Cook”.  In approximately 20 minutes, the rice cooker button switches from the “Cook” to “Warm” function.  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 the peanuts in a small food processor and chop for 10 seconds.  Add the sesame seeds and chop for another 10 seconds.  Add sugar and salt and pulse for 5 seconds to mix everything well.

Serve the Sticky Rice and Mung bean with generous amounts of the peanut topping.  Optionally add shredded coconut and fried onions.

Yields: 4 servings

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

  1. ann August 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

    It could be because the sweet rice was kept on the shelf either at the store or at home for an extended time. It is still edible but maybe overly dry. Perhaps you can add an extra tablespoons of water or so?

  2. Shwetha April 20, 2020 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi! Looks great. Will try it soon.

    In my experience, when I try to cook sticky rice in rice cooker, it does not retain it’s chewiness. Am I doing something wrong?

    I soak the rice overnight for both steaming and rice cooker methods

  3. Ryan January 29, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

    Hello! I was looking for a dish my mom made growing up and I think this is it! It was mung bean sticky rice topped with chopped peanuts, coconut and sesame seeds. I was wondering, is there any way I could make this recipe in an instant pot?

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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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