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How to cook sticky rice in a microwave (khao niew)

Cook Sticky Rice in a Microwave (Khao Niew)

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STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Raw sticky rice from the Asian grocery.

Raw sticky rice from the Asian grocery.

Soak the rice in room temperature water for about 3 hours.

Soak the rice in room temperature water for about 3 hours.

Drain and wash 2-3 times to get rid of some starch and impurities.

Drain and wash 2-3 times to get rid of some starch and impurities.

Fill with water just enough to level with the surface of the rice.

Fill with water just enough to level with the surface of the rice.

Loosely wrap with cling wrap, leaving an opening on the side.

Loosely wrap with cling wrap, leaving an opening on the side.

Poke more holes in the wrap with a knife.

Poke more holes in the wrap with a knife.

Put in microwave on high for about 8 mins for this large bowl.

Put in microwave on high for about 8 mins for this large bowl.

This is the old school steamer that you would normally used. You fill the bottom with water, rice in the basket. Boil and let the steam flow up to cook through the rice.

This is the old school steamer that you would normally used. You fill the bottom with water, rice in the basket. Boil and let the steam flow up to cook through the rice.

Now prepare the traditional serving basket.

Now prepare the traditional serving basket.

Pull off the top, put some cling wrap inside. Helps make for easier cleaning later.

Pull off the top, put some cling wrap inside. Helps make for easier cleaning later.

Remove the bowl from microwave after 8 mins and stir the rice well.

Remove the bowl from microwave after 8 mins and stir the rice well.

Stir stir stir.

Stir stir stir.

Wrap again with fresh cling wrap same as last time.

Wrap again with fresh cling wrap same as last time.

Microwave again on high for 3 minutes.

Microwave again on high for 3 minutes.

Remove, taste and serve.

Remove, taste and serve.

Pack into the serving basket.

Pack into the serving basket.

Lid on and you're done. Serve with you favorite fried chicken, paw paw salad or whatever takes your fancy.

Lid on and you're done. Serve with you favorite fried chicken, paw paw salad or whatever takes your fancy.

You may need to adjust the amount of time in the microwave depending on the amount of rice and the power. Here we used less than a kg of rice.

  • Glutinous rice
  • Water
  • Cling wrap (microwave safe)
  • Microwave
  • Large microwave safe bowl