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How to make sticky rice in microwave

ChihYu Smith

Microwave sticky rice is a cooking hack from start to finish in 30 minutes. The sticky rice turns out soft, sticky, and chewy every time.

Let’s get started!

Wash the Rice


Wash the sticky rice in a strainer by swishing it around with your hands. Rinse 3-4 times until water is clearer. Drain well.

Soak the Rice


Place the rice in a large microwave-safe bowl. Spread it evenly, then pour boiling water over it, about 1 inch above the rice. Cover the bowl tightly and let it steam for 20 minutes.

Microwave the Rice


After 20 minutes, drain the rice and put it back in the bowl. Flatten the rice with a spoon, cover with the plate slightly ajar, and microwave on medium-high (700W) for 5 minutes.

Fluff and microwave


Stir the rice, flattening it again, and microwave for another 5 minutes. Rest the rice for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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