cooking sticky rice
First, you need to get the correct type of rice. You need to purchase "glutenous rice". Regular Jasmine rice or other types of regular rice will not work properly. Soak the glutinous rice in water for about 4 hours. Set up a steamer, wrap the rice in muslin (cheese cloth), and steam for 15 minutes. Turn the muslin-wrapped rice over, and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Be careful not to over-cook the rice, or it will become quite mushy. The consistency you're looking for is slightly sticky, but not watery. The rice should hold together, but individual grains can still be easily seperated.