I've been to a Cooking Class in Thailand and learned how to do many yummy Thai dishes. One of them was Mango with Sticky Rice, but with black rice.

My problem is that somehow my rice is not sticky at all although I'm doing what is written in my little recipe paper that I got from the cooking class.

I show you two pictures (first time and second time):

The first time, with little coconut sauce:

first time, with little coconut sauce

The second time, with a bit too much coconut sauce:

second time with a bit too much coconut sauce

So now to the cooking instructions.

I've got this brand for the rice:

brand of rice

And according to my recipe paper, I need to soak 2 cups of rice in 4 cups of water at least 8 hours. (I usually do about only 8-10 hours). And then I need to steam the rice in a rice steamer for 20-30 minutes. I don't have this so I'm using the ikea steel steamer:

ikea steamer
(source: ikea.com)

And I'm using a normal pot with water to steam it with the lid closed so no steam comes out.

The result is that the rice is "dry" and not really sticky at all. The last time I did it we had so much of the rice left, that we thought we could do sushi with it. But it was impossible since it does not stick at all...

What am I doing wrong?

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I don't know what is done traditionally but have you seen this recipe? They use part white sticky rice as the black rice alone did not seem sticky enough. Mango with Black Sticky Rice | Khao Niew Dam Mamuang

If you are interested there is also a way to make it more like a porridge that is uses more water and is cooked longer like congee in a pot and becomes somewhat glutinous. Thai Black Sticky Rice Pudding I'm not sure the eggs are necessary, I've never heard of that in the Indonesian version.

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    I think that is the answer that I was looking for! I have to try it obviously first, but I think you are right, that I need to mix it with white and black rice. And thank you for the pudding recipe, it's interesting! Jul 22, 2018 at 6:37

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