Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Sticky Rice Cooked In Bamboo: Com Lam

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 12 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 12 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 cups glutinous rice

4 banana leaves, for rolling

1 banana leaf, for sealing, torn into 4 pieces

4 small bamboo, one side opened (8-inches/ 20 cm in length)

4 bamboo string


  1. Soak the glutinous rice in water overnight and drain. 
  2. Roll each banana leaf into a cigar-like shape and line the inside of each bamboo.
  3. Carefully add the rice into the bamboo and seal the opened end with banana leaf and string.
  4. Char grill the bamboo rice for 10 minutes on medium heat turning every few minutes.
  5. Peel and discard the bamboo and banana leaf.