Gac sticky rice (Xoi gac)

Xoi gac


Gac sticky rice (Xoi gac)


  • 2-3 pounds of glutinous rice (may vary depending how much Gac you have)
  • Gac oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon red wine
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ½ tsp of Salt




Level II








30-45 minutes



Steamer, Spatula for mixing

For how many people?


X 10

Preparation steps

  1. Soak the glutinous rice over night and when ready to make the xoi, drain and allow to dry
  2. Add Gac oil to the rice along with the salt. Mix well to fully coat all the grains of glutinous rice in beautiful gac red
  3. Steam the rice until almost fully cooked–about 20 minutes or so.
  4. Then add sugar and coconut milk–mix and cook for another 5 minutes. The rice should be semi sweet, but not too sweet–but adjust to your liking.


Gac” is a type of fruit grown exclusively in Asia. In English, it is also known as “baby jackfruit”, “sweet gourd”, or “Momordica cochinchinensis”- its scientific name. When ripe, the fruit itself turns to a dark orange color, with the exterior covered in small spines while the interior is full with clusters of intensely red fleshy pulp and seeds. It has been traditionally used as both food and medicine in Vietnam.

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