quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl

quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

I’m new to the ways of sticky rice in my kitchen. We never had it growing up – brown rice, parboiled rice and regular old white rice were the standard. As an adult, I’ve used Jasmine, Basmati and Brown on the reg, but never thought of giving sticky rice a go. The first time I bought it was to make these lovely parcels of deliciousness and I’ve been hooked on this rice ever since. Maybe because I’ve only previously had sticky rice in a restaurant, I associate it with restaurant flavours – in fact, this dish, could easily have come from the Thai restaurant down the street. Sticky rice isn’t as fragrant as basmati while cooking, but it just tastes like something I’d eat at a restaurant and that’s pretty good for me.

quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

Here, I use sticky rice to elevate a plain old stir fry into something special. This is sweet, sour and spicy…just how I like a good stir fry. The vegetables are cut up small so that they cook up really fast. Use up your summer squash here along with some colourful peppers and broccoli. Or come up with your own vegetable variety and play around. Don’t skip the green onions! Add chicken or tofu or steak if you want to add protein.

quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

Sticky rice is much faster to cook than Jasmine rice, so this whole dish comes together quickly. I top each bowl with some vegetarian furikake. If you can’t find any in your local Japanese or Asian supermarket, then you can make your own variation here.

quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

6 comments to “quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl”

  1. 1
    Joanne   September 24, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I LOVE sticky rice, but you’re right…I have never thought to cook with it since it always seems like restaurant food to me! But hey! Why not? This sounds so good.

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    Nicole   September 25, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Sticky rice is so great! I starting cooking with it when Molly from Orangette recommended it for one of her dishes and it was like a light bulb going off. Love the sound of all of these delicious flavors in one bowl!

  3. 3
    kickpleat   September 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Joanne, give it a try, it’s so delicious with almost everything!

    Yes, exactly, Nicole: a light bulb!!! It’s indeed a difference maker.

  4. 4
    Robert F   September 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I made this and we both liked it. I didn’t know sushi rice cooked this quickly, which was good to know. Caramelizing the broccoli by not disturbing it is a nice touch, one tends to think of a stir fry as a constantly stirred dish. I think there’s enough of the sauce for about one third more veggies.

    Keep ’em coming!

  5. 5
    kickpleat   September 30, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Robert, glad you enjoyed this! The fact that sushi rice is such a quick cooking rice is good knowledge to have.

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    Joanne M   September 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    This sounds delicious! I need to start making this especially now that wheat is off my list. Rice is going to be my go-to staple.

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