Friday, June 28, 2013

Sticky/Gluten Rice

Sweet Sticky Rice

Slightly sweet and chewy gluten rice is a prefect side dish served as an alternative to regular jasmine rice.

To make sticky rice you need the following things:

A rice steamer
A large bowl
3 cups of sticky rice
Bamboo basket

Directions: Rinse the rice in the strainer until the water runs clear. In a large bowl, add the rice and soak  it in about 5 cups of water for 2 hours then strain. Place rice (no water needed because it's been soaked) in the steamer until its  "ready"  stir the rice and lightly press down while spreading it evenly. Let it sit in the steamer for about 5 minutes. If you don't have a steamer, use a strainer and a pot. Boil water that's at least 4 to 5 inches above the strainer. Cover the strainer , stir after 5 minutes and cover again for another 5 minutes. Store in a bamboo basket or over in bowl to prevent drying out. Serve with your favorite side dish.