- Xoi nuoc dua (with Recipe) : Xoi nuoc dua is a Vietnamese dessert made of sweet rice with coconut. To make xoi nuoc dua:


For rice:
840 ml coconut milk (thin variety for rice cooking)
360 ml short-grain white rice
15 ml salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
several young banana leaves or aluminum foil
vegetable oil for brushing

For sauce:
180 ml brown sugar or palm sugar
180 ml water
360 ml thick coconut milk


Rinse rice several times in cold water and drain. Place in heavy saucepan with salt and coconut milk. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer until rice is cooked to a thick paste. Cool to lukewarm. Quickly stir in beaten eggs.

Dip banana leaves in boiling water to clean and soften, then cut away thick central rib. Place a piece of leaf or aluminum foil in the bottom of a baking pan and brush lightly with oil. Spread the rice thickly on top. Cover with another oiled leaf or piece of foil, with the oil side down. Place dish on a steamer rack and steam until firm. Chill.

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and gently simmer until sugar has dissolved. Cool. Remove leaf/foil from rice cake and cut rice into triangular- or diamond-shaped pieces. Place on a dessert dish and pour a portion of the sugar mixture and the coconut milk onto each piece.