Thai-style sticky rice is a wonderful thing, but it can be difficult to make without labouring over a wok. A bamboo steaming basket works well if you have one, but using regular steaming tools often results in big clumpy blobs of rice. Enter the splatter guard.
Food blog The Food Cannon shows us a simple way to make perfect sticky rice. Note that with glutinous rice, you will need to soak the rice in water overnight first.
When you’re ready to steam, fill a pan with water up to about 5-7cm from the top. Lay the splatter guard on top and cover it with about a cup of rice. Place a large bowl on top that will keep as much steam in as possible. Wood is a good choice because you can move it easily without burning your hands. Steam for about 40 minutes. The tiny holes in the splatter guard ensure that steam is delivered evenly over all the rice.