So I’ll be the first to admit that my recipes are inspired by an Italian’s upbringing, so when it comes to Asian recipes, I don’t claim authenticity. What I can claim is that this Sticky White Rice is delicious and a perfect side to just about anything Asian influenced (or, as shown, top it with a fried egg and Everything Bagel seasoning and call it breakfast). I’ve pared this down to include more approachable ingredients; I’ll assume if you have mirin in the house, you don’t need my help.
Sticky White Rice
- 1 cup medium grain rice (in your grocery, this is probably arborio)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar (apple cider works great too)
- Rinse uncooked rice under cold water for about a minute. This helps remove excess starch and gives a more pleasant texture.
- In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to boil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil. Stir in 1 cup of rinsed rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
- In a separate bowl, combine sugar, remaining salt, and vinegar. Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve.
- Pour dressing evenly over rice and fold gently with a spoon to mix. Serve warm to room temperature.*