Total: 30 mins
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Yield: 2 Cups (4 Servings)
In Thailand and other Southeast-Asian countries, sticky rice is usually steamed, and because of this, people in the West avoid making it. However, you might be wondering how to make sticky rice in a rice cooker with amazing results. Cooking sticky rice in your rice cooker minimizes all the steps involved, and it’s quick and simple to do, so you will probably enjoy sticky rice more often.
There are various types of sticky rice from many countries, including Thailand, China, and Japan. For this recipe, look for Thai sticky rice or Chinese sticky rice. However, the wording on the package can be confusing—the packet might say “Sweet Rice” or “Glutinous Rice” instead of sticky rice. Keep in mind that it is the right product!
As you know, sticky rice is best served with stir-fries, curries, or any dishes with a flavorful sauce, as the rice absorbs and complements it. It’s great for desserts, too. If you don’t own a rice cooker, try making your sticky rice in a pot on the stove.
Here is how to make sticky rice in a rice cooker:
2 cups Thai sweet rice (“sticky” or “glutinous” rice)
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Congregate the ingredients.
2. Place the rice in your rice cooker.
3. Add water and mix.
4. Let the rice for at least 40 minutes and up to 4 hours. Sticky rice has a hard outer
shell which needs to soften to get its best taste.
5. Add salt and mix once more. Turn on the rice cooker.
6. When the rice cooker switches off, let the rice sit for 5 more minutes.
7. Serve and enjoy this delicious dish!
If it sits longer, sticky rice becomes stickier, so if you want it very sticky, make it ahead of time.
Put sticky rice in your refrigerator, and use it up within 2 to 3 days.
If the rice is too sticky for your taste, skip the first step and don’t leave the rice to soak.
Although soaking the rice is to an extent standard, removing this step will result in a softer texture— and even though this may not be traditional, it may be tastier for your liking.
Sticky rice is amazing in Thai dishes, along with the most famous Thai dessert, Thai mango sticky sweet rice.
We hope you enjoy this recipe on how to make sticky rice in a rice cooker.
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