I have the bamboo steamer for Thai sticky rice and it's absolutely the easiest way to cook rice - it's not difficult at all!!!! You just HAVE to be sure and soak your rice - I usually soak mine for about 6 hours and I don't know if there is a minimum time that is shorter than that that will work. I did try to cook without soaking just for the heck of it because a friend convinced me it didn't have to be soaked and it NEVER cooked, even after several hours of cooking.
The equipment to do this (metal pot and bamboo basket) are very inexpensive. Just be sure to have some cheesecloth on hand to line the bamboo basket with and then fold over the soaked rice while cooking.
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