I like Thai sticky rice. I thought it would be easier to make at home than I have discovered it is.
I did buy the right kind of rice.
But I am reluctant to spend any money on a bamboo steamer that I will use three times and then throw into a cabinet and never touch again.
I am also terrible at deciding I want rice hours in advance, so that it can soak.
Last week, I tried a microwave method I read about, involving putting the dish of rice inside a larger dish of water, so it could steam. Not great.
I read about a method using a regular steamer insert (which I have) and cheesecloth (which I don't). Unable to find cheesecloth (I admit I didn't search too hard), I came up with a substitution. This evening, I will be attempting to steam sticky rice by wrapping it in sterile gauze that my wife took from the hospital.
Yum. Maybe it will work.