21 March 2010

The Cook Book Challenge - Week 17 : Vietnamese

Week 17 : Vietnamese
Recipe :  Xoi Nuoc Dir A (Steamed Sticky Rice in Coconut Cream)
Cook Book : Asia.  The Beautiful Cookbook

I have plenty of Asian cookbooks simply because I love Asian cuisine.  For this week's theme, I was going to use Luke Ngyuen's Song of Sapa.  However, I knew nearly everyone has a copy of that book.

I found this recipe in a cookbook that I bought my mum years ago.  It even has made it's way to and from the Philippines a couple of times, but for now, I've got it on permanent "loan".

I was keen to try this recipe for a couple of reasons. I love rice and I love coconut cream.  I love the texture and the flavour of this dish, however I wasn't in love with the way it was chilled.  I think I would've preferred this dish warm.  If I attempt this dish again, I will make it a warm dish, like an Asian rice pudding.

  • 315g short grain glutinous rice
  • 1 tbl salt
  • 875ml thin coconut milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • young banana leaves
  • oil
  • Sauce Recipe
  • 125g palm sugar
  • 180ml water
  • 375 thick coconut milk
  1. Rinse the rice in cold water twice
  2. Place in a saucepan with the salt and thin coconut milk
  3. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down. Simmer till the rice turns into a thick paste
  4. Cool to lukewarm, then quickly stir in the beaten eggs
  5. Place a banana leaf at the bottom of 4 one cup capacity ramekin dishes and brush with the oil
  6. Spread the rice over the leaf, then cover with another piece of oiled leaf. Oiled side down
  7. Place the dish on a rack in a steamer and steam till firm
  8. Let it cool, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  9. Combine the palm sugar and water in a small saucepan and gently simmer until sugar is dissolved. Cool
  10. To serve, turn out of the dish into the serving plate. Add a little palm sugar syrup and coconut cream.

Bon Appetite,


/* */ Tangled Noodle said...

Sticky rice is my absolute favorite, too! I can never get enough of biko, suman, etc. This looks sooo good, especially with all that creamy sauce. I'm bookmarking this!

/* */ Hannah said...

This looks like the perfect recipe to make for my Mum once I get home! She's gluten and dairy-free and loves coconut rice... and thanks for the tip on serving it warm! :)

/* */ April @ My Food Trail said...

This looks interesting! I would also think that sticky rice would taste better warm.

/* */ Toni B. said...

Yum yum, I'm already hungry!!! Well, if u need inspirations, there is this recipe site called Ymmy Cebu - check it out!!!

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