Thai-Style Sticky Rice (Khao Niaw)
Why This Recipe Works
The traditional vessel for steaming Thai sticky rice (which is made from glutinous rice) is a bamboo basket set over an hourglass-shaped aluminum pot, which allows the rice to steam on all sides. We mimicked that setup with a cheesecloth-lined fine-mesh strainer set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. This sticky rice ably soaks up the assertive flavors of any sauce and delivers satisfying chew.