Veggie Chicken Sticky Rice

Yields 6-7 servings
Preparation time: 1 hour
Recipe: San Jose Center, USA
Picture: Ohio Center, USA
Category: Breakfast
Country: Aulac


    • 4 pounds (about 2 kg) long grain sweet rice*, soaked in warm water for about 2-3 hours and then drained
    • 3 packages frozen veggie chicken**, thawed and cut into four pieces
    • ½ cup canola oil for frying

    Shallot onions:

    • 3 small shallots, thinly sliced
    • 3 Tablespoons canola oil

    Sweet rice seasonings:

    • 1 can coconut milk (12-16 oz.)*
    • ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning**
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper

    Sauce to marinate veggie chicken:

    • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (prefer Healthy Boy Brand)*
    • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    • Pinch of five-spice powder
    • Pinch of black pepper
    • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced

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    * Available in Asian markets

    ** Available in Asian markets, health food stores, or from


Sticky rice:

  1. Combine all the sweet rice seasonings into a large bowl. Mix well. Marinate the long grain sweet rice in this mixture for about 5 - 10 minutes. Drain.
  1. Fill a steamer about ⅓ full of water. Bring to a boil. Put clean cheesecloth or an aluminum foil sheet with a lot of small holes onto the steamer. Add in sweet rice and steam for about 20 to 30 minutes. Prior to steaming, use a clean paper towel and place on top of sweet rice to prevent the sticky rice from becoming soggy.

Veggie chicken:

  1. Fry veggie chicken with canola oil until partially golden.
  2. Combine all the marinade sauce ingredients for veggie chicken together in a small bowl. Mix well. Marinate the fried veggie chicken in this mixture.
  3. Heat the marinated veggie chicken until fragrant.

Shallot oil:

  1. Fry the sliced shallots until golden, and use as garnish for the sticky rice.

{Slice veggie chicken into thin pieces, place on sticky rice with fried shallots. You may sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and cilantro on top to enhance flavor.


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