Thai Sticky Rice
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Thai recipe for authentic Sticky Rice the way that it's really made in Thailand. My favorite way to eat rice!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 6
  • Thai Sticky Rice (must use this rice and not a substitute), also known as "sweet rice" or "glutinous rice"
  1. Rinse rice 2-3 times, until water runs clear.
  2. Place rinsed rice in a bowl and fill with cool water so the water is approximately 2-3 inches above the rice).
  3. Let the rice stand in water for 6-8 hours. Drain the rice, place it in a cheesecloth, wrap it up and put the cheesecloth inside bamboo steamer.
  4. Put 6-8 cups of water in sticky rice steamer. Then place bamboo steamer inside sticky rice steamer. Be sure the bottom of the bamboo steamer does not touch the boiling water. Place a standard 8 inch lid loosely over the top of the bamboo steamer.
  5. Now turn on the heat (Med/High) and steam the rice for 45 minutes (or until tender). Enjoy!
Hint: after sticky rice is cooked, remove from cheesecloth promptly.
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