BASIC STICKY RICE (for four)
1 cup sticky (glutinous) rice
1. Rinse the rice, then soak it in water to cover for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
2. Drain, then wrap in cheesecloth and put in a steamer above boiling water. Steam for about 30 minutes, until tender.
NOTE: To make a good thing better, toss the cooked rice with 1 cup coconut milk and 1 tablespoon nam pla (Thai fish sauce). Rewrap and steam, or microwave, for 5 more minutes to reheat.