Basic Stir-Fried Glutinous Rice
Many people don't realize that glutinous rice, a staple of steamed Asian snacks such as sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, can also be stir-fried. Here it makes a nice alternative to basic cooked rice.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 2 cups glutinous rice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 onion, chopped
- ½ cup beef broth
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Rinse the glutinous rice. Place the rice in a bowl with enough water to cover and soak for 5 to 6 hours. Drain the rice.
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add 1 tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Stir-fry the onion until it begins to soften (about 2 minutes).
Push the onion to the side and add 1 tablespoon oil in the middle. Add the rice. Stir-fry the rice for 2 to 3 minutes, until the grains are tender.
Pour in the beef broth. Stir-fry until the rice has absorbed the liquid (about 2 minutes). Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Serve hot.