Has anyone ever tried their hand at making it? It will be my first attempt today and the internet is full of different ways how to make it. There is even a microwave method. Anyway, let me know.
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Its about the easiest thing to make.
soak it and then steam it.
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I don't even want to think about mircowaving sticky rice. It is very easy to make, go to any market and buy the boiling pot (the one that kind of looks like a vase) and the basket. Soak the rice in water for at least 2 hours. After two hours boil water in the pot, drain the rice and put into the basket, cover. Steam 20 minutes, flip the rice over(this is a trick to learn but fun once you know how) and steam for 5 more minutes. You should fold the rice out onto a clean flat surface to get a bit of air into it. Put into a basket to keep it warm and enjoy some good eating! Or go to the corner and buy a packet of sticky rice for 5 baht. It is fun to make though.
Just need to make sure you have the right rice - glutinous rice.
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Aye a-man has it about right. What equipment do you have? And what are you going to use it for?
For straight up khao neiow all you need is a pot of water and something to steam the rice in, a general strainer will do, anything that will hold the rice but allow the steam to pass thru. Then soak and steam until soft. Make sure you have enough water in the pot, if it goes dry things get a bit tricky. Actually after the rice is cooked is where things can either make or break sticky rice. If you put it in a covered plastic container the steam can't escape and the rice gets really soggy, those little woven rattan containers are by far the best thing for storage and well worth the investment.
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I find the easiest way is to go to a local Thai market and ask to but a sticky rice making kit. It consists of a vase shaped metal pot with a wide mouth, to boil the water in and a bamboo sieve, to put the rice in. You bring the water to a boil, place 2 or 3 cups of sticky rice in the sieve and put the sieve over the boiling water. Wait about 2 or 3 minutes, take the sieve out and shake the sieve away from, up and back towards you again effectively flipping the lump of congealing sticky rice over. Put the sieve back over the water. Repeat as necessary. (IME no more than 10 - 12 minutes.) Enjoy! The whole kit shouldn't cost more than 3 or 400 Baht. Places like Tesco Lotus and Topps may have a kit too.
After reading Berry Goose's post, I'm not so sure about the times anymore.
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I forgot the part about soaking the rice head of time. Thanks Berry Goose!
You need the cooker pot for the water and the thatched rice holder to put on top. Good luck.
White Sticky Rice (kao niow): Also known as "glutinous" rice or "sweet" rice, this starchy grain is steamed dry after prolonged soaking to yield a sticky, chewy texture. Steamed sticky rice is the staple food of northern and northeastern Thailand, where it replaces the regular steamed rice of the central region. Use medium- to long-grain glutinous rice and not the round short-grain variety for Thai-style meals.
Soak the opaque white grains in plenty of water for four hours or more. The grains will absorb water and grow in size. Then drain and steam without any water for about half an hour. For less than two cups of rice, steam in a dry dish on the rack of a stacked steamer; for more than two cups, use the special sticky rice steamer available from Southeast Asian markets – a woven, hat-like bamboo basket that fits over a pot with a collar shaped somewhat like a spittoon.
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I think there was a dunce cap recipe for sticky rice with pics a few years back.
The whole kit here in the USA was 15$.
I think you've got all the advice you need here, Ice Maiden, but I will just add that - in my experience - the microwave method makes the rice really sloppy, and it just sticks to your hands, rather than to itself.
All you really need is a pot in which to boil water, and then you place one of those circular bamboo/rattan containers over it, lined with that cloth (what's it called again - that kind of white cotton, gauzey stuff?). Tip the soaked rice in there, and steam it over the the boiling water. Very easy, and I agree with Markle - the rattan containers are indeed worth the investment. You can get them at any Asian/Chinese supermarket.
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