Sticky Rice Cooked In Bamboo: Com Lam

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen
Show: Luke Nguyen's Vietnam Episode: Mai Chau
TOTAL TIME: 12 hr 40 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: 12 hr
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 2 cups glutinous rice
  • 4 banana leaves, for rolling
  • 1 banana leaf, for sealing, torn into 4 pieces
  • 4 small bamboo, one side opened (8-inches/ 20 cm in length)
  • 4 bamboo string
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Directions

Soak the glutinous rice in water overnight and drain.

Roll each banana leaf into a cigar like shape and line the inside of each bamboo.

Carefully add the rice into the bamboo and seal the opened end with banana leaf and string.

Char grill the bamboo rice for 10 minutes on medium heat turning every few minutes.

Peel and discard the bamboo and banana leaf.
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