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Ube Xoi (Purple Yam Sticky Rice)

Xoi is a delicious sticky rice dessert, best when eaten warm. The creamy coconut milk really adds a nice rich taste and the salt, sugar, toasted sesame seeds adds the yummy sweet and salty crunch to each bite.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert


  • steamer


Prepping the Rice

  • 3 cups Glutinous rice
  • 2 tsp Ube Extract
  • 1/2 cup Coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut


  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar


  • Rinse and soak the rice for 4 hours or overnight. Rinse again and drain rice after soaking.
  • Combine coconut cream with sugar and ube extract.
  • Steam rice in the steamer for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the coconut cream mixture and the shredded coconut to the steamed rice and gently mix until it's evenly coated.
  • Steam for another 15 minutes
  • Shape the rice into any shape you like. You can also just place onto serving platter or container.


  • Mix together the sugar, salt, and sesame seeds. Then sprinkle on top.