Sticky Rice

Some Lao say that four Lao can eat a large basket of sticky rice. I think it looks more like a small village could eat from a large basket the size of a carryon suitcase.

Various sizes of rice serving baskets for sale at Phousi Market in Luang Prabang, Laos.

To make sticky rice in Laos, you soak, rinse, and steam the rice over boiling water. It is hard not to buy the special rice cooker and basket for a few hundred thousand Kip (1,000,000 Kip = $120).

Sticky rice being steamed in a conical basket.