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How to cook Chinese sticky rice

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Chinese Food Made Easy


  1. Heat a pan, add the rice and water, cover and cook on high heat for 15 minutes.

  2. Turn the heat to low and simmer the rice for a further 3-4 minutes, making sure all the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  3. Take off the heat and, using a spatula, fluff up the rice grains. Serve.


  • 300g/11oz washed glutinous rice
  • 500ml/18fl oz water

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