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Sticky Sesame Rice

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

An amazing plant-based, vegan-friendly, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free Sticky Sesame Rice recipe that makes approximately 4 servings and takes about 5 minutes to prepare, with an additional 20 minutes for cook time.


Sticky white rice is pretty simple to make, but for some, it's a bit boring. I thought the same until I got the idea to add sesame seed oil to the recipe creating a slightly nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with any Asian-inspired cuisine. Personally, I love making this recipe with Chinese Sesame Pumfu.

So, why take the time to make your own sticky rice when you can easily run to your local Chinese spot and pick up a container for a few bucks? Well, for starters, sticky rice is often made with soy sauce. Aside from soy sauce typically being very high in sodium, soy is brimming with GMOs. Additionally, soy can cause more inconsequential nutritional values and negative health effects due to the chemicals involved in the genetic modification process. Soybeans also contain compounds like phytate, which may interfere with the body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals crucial fo