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🍵 Matcha Sticky Rice Dessert Recipe 🍚

Learn how to make a delicious matcha sticky rice dessert at home with this easy recipe. Enjoy the unique flavors of matcha in a sweet and sticky treat!

Matcha Sticky Rice Dessert

You will need:

  • glutinous rice2 cups of glutinous rice
  • cup of water1 cup of water
  • matcha powder2 tablespoons of matcha powder
  • cup of sugar1 cup of sugar
  • cornstarch1/2 cup of cornstarch


  1. Start by washing the glutinous rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Soak the rice in a bowl of water for at least 2 hours, then drain.
  3. Place the drained rice in a steamer and steam for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and sticky.
  4. Transfer the cooked rice to a food processor and add the matcha powder. Blend until the mixture is smooth and the rice has turned green.
  5. In a saucepan, mix the sugar with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. Slowly pour the sugar syrup into the rice and matcha mixture, mixing well to combine.
  7. Dust a clean surface with cornstarch and turn out the sticky rice mixture onto it. Flatten the mixture with a rolling pin until it's about 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut the flattened mixture into squares or your preferred shape, dusting each piece with more cornstarch to prevent sticking.
  9. Let the matcha sticky rice dessert cool completely before serving.


This dessert is best enjoyed fresh, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you prefer a less sweet dessert, you can reduce the amount of sugar.

Experience the delightful fusion of traditional Asian dessert with a modern twist in our Matcha Sticky Rice Dessert recipe. This unique dessert is a testament to the versatility of matcha in everyday cooking, showcasing its vibrant color and distinct flavor.

Matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, is not just for lattes and teas. Its unique, slightly bitter and earthy flavor profile makes it a perfect ingredient for a variety of desserts. If you've enjoyed our Matcha Cake or the refreshing Matcha Ice Cream, you'll find this sticky rice dessert equally delightful.

Our Matcha Sticky Rice Dessert is inspired by the traditional Asian sticky rice desserts, often found in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines. We've added a matcha twist to this classic dessert, giving it a vibrant green hue and a unique flavor that's sure to impress your guests.

Creating this dessert at home is a fun and rewarding process. The key to achieving the perfect texture lies in the preparation of the glutinous rice. Soaking and steaming the rice properly ensures a sticky, chewy consistency that pairs wonderfully with the sweet and earthy matcha flavor.

Whether you're a matcha enthusiast or just looking to try something new, this Matcha Sticky Rice Dessert is a must-try. It's a delicious way to explore the hype around matcha and discover its potential beyond beverages. Enjoy it fresh for the best experience, and remember, you can always adjust the sugar level to suit your taste.

Happy cooking and savor the matcha goodness!