Sticky Rice

Total Time:
3 hr 45 min
Prep:
3 hr
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
5 cups; about 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sticky rice
Directions

Soak the rice in cold water to cover by 2 inches for 3 hours up to overnight.

Drain the rice and transfer to a bamboo steaming basket, or a colander or steaming basket which can be suspended over boiling water. Set aside.

Fill a wok or saucepan with water. Place a rack or tray at least 1 inch above the water, cover the wok, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Uncover the wok and place the rice filled steaming basket on the rack over the steam. Cover and reduce the heat to maintain a steady steam, and cook until the rice is sticky enough to be squeezed into small lumps, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Add boiling water to the pan as needed to maintain the original level.

When the rice is done, turn it out onto a large baking sheet. Wet a wooden spoon and quickly and gently spread the rice out into a shallow layer to help release some of the steam. When the rice is cool enough to touch, gather it into a large lump and place it into a basket or on a serving plate. Serve hot, warm or room temperature.


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    The recipe leaves out a very important step in making the sticky rice: Every few minutes you must lift the steam baskt or strainer and shake/toss the rice...this makes foe even cooking thruout the rice, otherwise it will be a steamed sticky lump w/ partially cooked interior ball. 
    Otherwise...Love it.
    I used the strainer/cooking pot technique and it didnt work at all-after soaking the rice overnight and cooking it for about 40 minutes, it was about as hard as it was when i bought it. If you plan on using this recipe I know a great shortcut-cut open the bag and serve.
    Rice comes out good and sticky. Perfect for making steamed stuffed rice wraped in lotus leaf.
    Who knew making sticky rice was so easy! This recipe comes in real handy.
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