Sticky Rice with Pork Belly

Tony Alter (CC-BY)


  • 3/4 cup Shiitake mushrooms soaked in warm water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup pork belly cut into 1 cm thick pieces
  • 1/3 cup fried shallots
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup short grain sticky rice (also called “sweet rice”) soaked in water overnight


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  1. Add the peanuts and the oil to the non-stick pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, for about 5 minutes. Set the peanuts aside.
  2. Add the pork belly to the pan and cook with the remaining oil, stirring until slightly golden.
  3. Add in the fried shallots, soy sauce, oyster sauce, soaked Shiitake mushrooms, and two cups of water. Bring it to a boil then turn it down to a simmer. Put the lid on and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the sticky rice and transfer it to a rice cooker. Add the water to about 2-inches above the rice mixture.
  5. Stir in the oil-fried peanuts and serve.

Servings: 2

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