Black Sticky Rice

Black sticky rice, a delicious whole-grain alternative to white rice, is purplish black in color and has a chewy texture. This recipe gives you a simple method for how to make black sticky rice. Look for it in natural-foods stores in the bulk department or with other whole-grain rice.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
3 cups


  • 1 cup black sticky rice

  • 2 ¼ cups water


  1. Wash rice well in several changes of cold water. Drain well. Place in a large heavy saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add water; bring to a vigorous boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the rice is tender (but still a little chewy in the center) and the liquid is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Gently stir and serve.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days; reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
1g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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