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Mastering Thai Cuisine at Home: How to Make Sticky Rice February 23, 2017

Wailuku Ahupua`a, Kahului
Mastering Thai Cuisine at Home: How to Make Sticky Rice, Kahului, Hawaii

When it comes to Thai food, there are certain dishes that are considered staples: Pad Thai, red and green curries, and sticky rice. Sticky rice is made of a special grain of rice from Northern Thailand that is sticky to the touch when cooked. In Thailand, sticky rice is considered a high-energy food and is commonly eaten by farmers and other laborers because of its high calorie count and slow digesting properties. If you are trying to master Thai cuisine, learning to make sticky rice is a must.

Thailand Cuisine, a Thai restaurant in Kihei, HI, is here to help you learn to make sticky rice:

  • Soak Your Rice: The first step in making sticky rice is to soak your rice overnight. If you cannot soak it overnight, then it should soak for at least four to five hours. Measure out the amount of rice you want to cook, place it in a small tub or bowl, and add enough water so the rice is completely submerged.
  • Drain The Rice: After your rice has soaked for the desired amount of time, drain out the water. The best way to do this is to scoop out the soaked rice and throw out the remaining starchy water. You will not have to rinse the rice after this.
  • Steam The Rice: thai foodSticky rice needs to be steamed in order to reach the desired texture. Ideally, you should use a bamboo rice steamer basket that is common for most types of Thai cuisine. However, as long as the rice is above the water and there is a mesh or other porous surface that allows the steam to rise, your rice should reach the sticky texture you want.
  • Enjoy: After your sticky rice is ready, enjoy. You can eat your rice alone, or pair it with other popular Thai dishes.

If you would like to try authentic Thai cuisine in Hawaii, call (808) 875-0839 to make a reservation at Thailand Cuisine. For their full menu including vegetarian food options, visit the Thailand Cuisine website today.

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