Sticky Rice

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.whitelotuscooks.com/2009/11/recipe-sticky-rice.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 cups sticky rice (also called sweet, or glutinous rice)

Preparation

1
In a large bowl, soak the rice in water for at least three hours (overnight if you can plan that far in advance).
2
When the rice is ready to cook, fill the pot with a couple inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
3
Pour the rice into the bamboo basket over a sink and let the soaking water drain.
4
Then, insert the basket of sticky rice into the pot and cover it with a lid.
5
About every 10 minutes, remove the basket from the pot and flip the rice over by shaking the basket so that it steams evenly.
6
In about 20 minutes the sticky rice is done.
7
If it's ready, the rice will be translucent, firm, and chewy.
8
Serve immediately.
9
Sticky rice can be refrigerated but it's best eaten fresh.

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About

Sticky rice is insanely easy to cook. Besides buying the sweet rice, you will have to invest in a Thai bamboo steamer basket and accompanying pot. They are pretty inexpensive, you can purchase buy both for under $20 at most Thai/Lao stores.

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4

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February 28, 2010

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