Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a easy & perfect sticky rice. I've made it several times & have not had a failure yet. It comes from (a great recipe site). I cannot enter that you can use either short or medium grain rice, either one is okay. Do not use long grain.


  1. Wash rice several times (until the water is clear).
  2. Let soak for a few minutes in colander.
  3. Put rice in pan with tight fitting lid and add the water.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and quickly stretch clean tea towel over the pot, cover with lid.
  7. Let sit off heat for another 15 minutes.
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Here, in Hawaii, sticky rice is served with all meals. We all have rice cookers. Using rice measuring cup, or 2/3 C, measure rice and put in pot. Cover with water and let set for 20 mins. Rinse well X 3. Using same measurement cup, add equal amounts water and then top with about 1/4 C more water. Put pot into rice cooker and steam until done. Always use medium grain rice. For a normal family serving use about 3 C rice and 3 1/4 C water. The only topping used, if any, is nori (dried seaweed mix).

kaneohe4me_10074913 October 12, 2014

This turned out perfectly! I used arborio rice, and the only change I made was to add a little salt during the first 15 min of cooking time. Will definitely use this again! Thanks for posting :)

FattyFat February 28, 2012

I'm so glad I tried this. It's so easy to half, fourth, or even double the recipe. I only cook for myself so I use 1/4 cup rice, but only simmer it for 10 minutes and the same for letting it sit with the towel. It comes out AWESOME; and I didn't have to add anything. Thank you so much

Cookin' Swimmer June 25, 2009