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Niaow – Traditional Thai Sticky Rice

Prep Time3 hours
Cook Time1 hour


  • 1 cup sticky/glutinous rice I used brown sticky rice


  • Soak rice for at least 3 hours and even overnight.
  • In a large pot or a wok, add a steamer stand and place bamboo steamer on top. Fill pot with boiling water enough to come up sides of steamer without going into steamer compartment.
  • Place rice in aluminum foil and put in steamer. Cover and cook for about 40 minutes.
  • Using a large spatula, carefully flip over and cook another 30 minutes.


Times are approximate and will vary depending on how long you soaked rice. Additionally, using brown rice will take longer to cook.
Test rice by tasting grains from bottom side. Once it is tender, then you know it's time to flip over and second side will take less time to cook.
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