Mango sticky rice. Pulut Kuning Diraja. Zong Zi. Or even just sticky rice on its own. Mmmmm...

The love for sticky rice is universal, and my love for sticky rice is eternal.

Sticky rice or glutinous rice is a short-grain rice varietal which when cooked, is delightfully soft and chewy with a addictive sticky texture that makes a great base to any side - be it sweet or savory.

Preparing it is so unbelievably easy. Popular to contrary belief, steaming these grains does not involve any complicated step or special tool. All it takes is five simple steps: Rinse, soak, drain, steam and serve! The following are the tips to cooking the perfect sticky rice every time!

sticky rice without rice cooker
Tips to Cooking the Perfect Sticky Rice

Tips to Cooking the Perfect Sticky Rice

Preparation time: 6 hours + 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

1 cup sticky rice
1/2 tsp salt

Cooking Method
  1. Rinse sticky rice until water is clear.
  2. Soak rice for at least 3 to 6 hours.
  3. Drain the water and place rice into a steamer (I use a stainless steel basket covered with parchment paper).
  4. Steam rice for 15 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Serve and enjoy hot!
Once done, top it anything from sweet fruit cocktail to tangy Thai salad!

How to Make Sticky Rice
Tips to Cooking the Perfect Sticky Rice 

Happy cooking!