Peanut Sticky Rice Recipe (Xoi Dau Phong)

Peanut Sticky Rice, known as Xoi Dau Phong in Vietnamese, is a quick and easy sticky rice recipe that can be prepared in just 30-40 minutes if you make it the right way. What’s more, it’s incredibly delicious, with the soft and smooth sticky rice complemented by the gentle crunch of peanuts. Let’s explore how to make Peanut Sticky Rice quickly.

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What is Peanut Sticky Rice?

Both sticky rice and peanuts are two common ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine. This is because Vietnam’s tropical weather provides excellent conditions for growing and cultivating these two staples. At my home, my mom always keeps several packs of dried peanuts, and I frequently observe farmers in my hometown drying fresh peanuts under the sun. In addition to basic roasted peanuts, we make garlic roasted peanuts, peanuts with salt (muoi lac), peanut and pumpkin soup, peanut candy, and more. Peanut sticky rice (xoi dau phong) is a popular and favorite dish for my family’s breakfast.

In Vietnamese, “Xoi” (xôi) refers to steamed glutinous rice, while “Dau Phong” (đậu phộng) translates to peanuts. The Vietnamese dish “Xoi Dau Phong” simply signifies the combination of glutinous rice and peanuts. This naming convention is consistent for various other types of sticky rice dishes in Vietnam, including “Xoi Dau Xanh” (Mung Bean Sticky Rice), “Xoi Dau Do” (Red Bean Sticky Rice), “Xoi Gac” (Gac Sticky Rice), and “Xoi Dau Den” (Black Bean Sticky Rice).

Peanut Sticky Rice can be served in both sweet and savory variations. To make sweet Peanut Sticky Rice, add coconut flakes, crushed roasted peanuts or sesame seeds, and a pinch of sugar. For a savory option, garnish it with fried shallots, spring onion oil, soy sauce, and savory toppings similar to those used in Xoi man (Vietnamese savory sticky rice).

Ingredients

The Peanut Sticky Rice recipe is simple, requiring only two essential ingredients: peanuts and sticky rice. Depending on your desired flavor, you can customize your toppings as follows:

  • Peanuts: Peanuts, unlike other nuts, grow underground, encased in hard shells with edible seeds inside. They are renowned for their high protein content and serve as a valuable source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. You can find peanuts in most stores and supermarkets. However, be sure to select dried, uncooked peanuts, and carefully check the label on the peanut bag.
  • Sticky Rice/Glutinous rice: You can opt for long and slender Thai sticky rice or the shorter, rounder Vietnamese sticky rice (Nep Cai Hoa Vang). Both types work well, though I must admit a personal preference for Vietnamese rice 😊
  • For Sweet Peanut Sticky Rice: Prepare coconut milk, sugar, and crushed roasted peanuts to garnish your sticky rice.
  • For Savory Peanut Sticky Rice: Gather fried shallots, soy sauce, Vietnamese Ham, Lap cheong, Pork Floss, or any other desired savory toppings.

Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong) Recipe

Here’s a detailed recipe for four servings:

  • 2 cups of sticky rice
  • 1 cup of dried peanuts
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil

Step 1: Preparation

Both the peanuts and sticky rice need to be soaked for several hours before cooking.

  • Sticky rice: Rinse the rice thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear. This step removes excess starch, ensuring a great final texture for your sticky rice. Fill a bowl with enough water to cover the rice and soak it for 30 minutes to 1 hour (slow method). Alternatively, you can skip the soaking step (quick method).
  • Peanuts: Rinse the dried peanuts under water to remove any impurities. If you don’t plan to cook Xoi Dau Phong immediately, soak the peanuts for 4-6 hours or overnight to skip the boiling step (slow method). If you want to enjoy it right away, instead of soaking, boil the dried peanuts on high heat for around 15-20 minutes (quick method).

Step 2: Cooking with a Rice Cooker/Instant Pot

With your glutinous rice and peanuts prepared, let’s start cooking Peanut Sticky Rice using a rice cooker or an Instant Pot.

  • Add both ingredients to the rice cooker or Instant Pot’s inner pot. Mix them thoroughly, then add a pinch of salt and enough water to just cover the surface of the rice and peanut mixture. If you’re following the ‘quick method,’ add a little more water, perhaps 1 tbsp extra. Avoid adding too much water above the surface to prevent the sticky rice from becoming mushy.
  • Cooking with Rice Cooker or Instant pot: Return the pot to the Instant Pot and start the cooking mode. Wait for about 10 minutes after it switches to the warm mode (usually after 15 minutes), then open the lid and stir the rice evenly. Check a piece of bean and rice to ensure they are well-cooked. If using an Instant Pot, select the high-pressure cooking mode for 15 minutes and allow it to naturally release pressure for about 5 minutes or use the quick-release method after 18 minutes.

Step 3: Serving

  • For the sweet version, you can shape the rice with a mold or let it settle freely on a dish. Then, drizzle coconut milk (if desired) on top. Finally, add grated coconut flakes, granulated sugar, crushed peanuts, or roasted white sesame seeds as toppings. Serve the sticky rice hot. If you prefer not to add sweetness directly with granulated sugar, you can dissolve sugar in coconut milk.
  • To enjoy Xoi Dau Phong as a savory dish, garnish it with fried shallots and drizzle some soy sauce before eating. Feel free to add plenty of savory toppings on such as pork floss, lap cheong, Vietnamese Ham (Cha lua), etc.

Storing Peanut Sticky Rice

If you have leftover peanut sticky rice, you can store it at room temperature or in the fridge, but for an extended shelf life, refrigeration is recommended. Leftovers can stay fresh in the fridge for about 3-4 days. For longer-term storage, freeze it; it can remain good for 1-2 months. Don’t forget to label it and consume it as soon as possible.

To reheat, warm it in the microwave or a steamer. You may need to sprinkle a bit of water on it to help it regain its stickiness. Warm it gradually, stirring or fluffing it with a fork or chopstick until it reaches your desired warmth.

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Peanut Sticky Rice Recipe (Xoi Dau Phong)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Peanut Sticky Rice(Xoi Dau Phong) is a quick and easy sticky rice recipe, taking you only 30-40 minutes to cook if you make it the right way.

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1: Preparation

Both the black beans and sticky rice need to be soaked for several hours before cooking.

  • Sticky rice: Rinse the rice thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear. This step removes excess starch, ensuring a great final texture for your sticky rice. Fill a bowl with enough water to cover the rice and soak it for 30 minutes to 1 hour (slow method). Alternatively, you can skip the soaking step (quick method).peanut sticky rice
  • Peanuts: Rinse the dried peanuts under water to remove any impurities. If you don't plan to cook Xoi Dau Phong immediately, soak the peanuts for 4-6 hours or overnight to skip the boiling step (slow method). If you want to enjoy it right away, instead of soaking, boil the dried peanuts on high heat for around 15-20 minutes (quick method).peanut sticky rice xoi dau phongSoak...peanut sticky ricethen boil peanuts to save time (quick method).

Step 2: Cooking with a Rice Cooker/Instant Pot

With your glutinous rice and peanuts prepared, let's start cooking Peanut Sticky Rice using a rice cooker or instant pot.

  • Add both ingredients to the rice cooker or Instant Pot's inner pot.
  • Mix them thoroughly, then add a pinch of salt and enough water to just cover the surface of the rice and peanut mixture. If you're following the 'quick method,' add a little more water, perhaps 1 tbsp extra. Avoid adding too much water above the surface to prevent the sticky rice from becoming mushy.Peanut sticky rice recipe xoi dau phong
  • Cooking with Rice Cooker or Instant pot: Return the pot to the Instant Pot and start the cooking mode. Wait for about 10 minutes after it switches to the warm mode (usually after 15 minutes), then open the lid and stir the rice evenly. Check a piece of bean and rice to ensure they are well-cooked. If using an Instant Pot, select the high-pressure cooking mode for 15 minutes and allow it to naturally release pressure for about 5 minutes or use the quick-release method after 18 minutes.peanut sticky rice xoi dau phong recipe

Step 3: Serving

  • For the sweet version, you can shape the rice with a mold or let it settle freely on a dish. Then, drizzle coconut milk (if desired) on top. Finally, add grated coconut flakes, granulated sugar, crushed peanuts, or roasted white sesame seeds as toppings. Serve the sticky rice hot. If you prefer not to add sweetness directly with granulated sugar, you can dissolve sugar in coconut milk.peanut sticky rice
  • To enjoy Xoi Dau Phong as a savory dish, garnish it with fried shallots and drizzle some soy sauce before eating. Feel free to add plenty of savory toppings on such as pork floss, lap cheong, Vietnamese ham (Cha lua), spring onion oil, etc.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 200g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340

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