Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just Sticky Rice

If you're ready to move beyond Minute Rice or instant-rice-in-a-bag but you don't want to invest your time and space in a rice cooker, never fear! Real sticky rice on the stove top is so easy you'll want to punch yourself in the face for never having made it before!

Sticky Rice for Two

1/2 cup rice
3/4 to 1 cup water

Measure rice into a strainer and rinse until the water is no longer cloudy. Put rice in pot on stove and add water. Turn stove on to high. When water begins to boil, stir rice then put a lid on the pot and reduce heat to medium low. After 10 minutes, turn the stove off but do not remove the lid. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Remove lid, fluff and serve.

N.B. If your rice is a little too firm, add 1/4 cup more water next time and extend simmer time by 2 minutes. I've used two different brands of rice that require slightly different water amounts/cooking time for perfect texture. Sometimes cooking is an art, not a science.

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