Sticky Cranberry Rice Recipe

cranberry sticky rice, nasturtium garnish, Bandon, Oregon

Sticky Cranberry Rice

As Prepared by Gwen Stadelman, 2011 Cranberry Festival Queen of the Kitchen

Makes 8 half cup servings


2 cups sushi ricetop full, Nov

2 cups water

1 tsp sugar dissolved in 2 tbs rice vinegar

2 heaping tbs chopped fresh cranberries

2 heaping tbs chopped dried cranberries

2 tbs chopped chives


Cook rice with water in rice steamer, or stovetop, according to package directions. Stir vinegar mixture into cooked rice, then combine rice with cranberries and chives. Serve hot. Garnish with cranberries, sesame seeds, or fresh nasturtiums.

Cran Fest, Sprague Theater, Sept

Gwen Stadelman won Queen of the Kitchen 2010, at age 12, with her Cranberry Chicken Pizza and Queen again in 2011 with Sticky Cranberry Rice. Her Cranberry Jelly Filled Donut won 2nd place dessert in 2013.

Photos by Geneva Miller.