Make easy sticky rice in a pot on the stovetop. Combine 2 cups rice and 3 1/2 cups water in a pot, and leave them to soak for at least half an hour. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook until the rice absorbs the water.
Choose the correct type of rice. Look for rice that is labeled long-grain sticky rice, sweet rice or glutinous rice. Let the rice sit covered for 10 minutes before you serve it to give the excess water time to absorb.
Alternatively, sticky rice can be steamed. Soak the rice for at least six hours or up to 24 hours. After you drain the rice, place it in a steamer basket, put it over boiling water, cover the rice, and steam it for 20 minutes. Stir the rice, and steam it for another five minutes.
Another easy way of making sticky rice is to use a rice cooker. After soaking 2 cups of rice in 2 1/2 cups of water for between 30 minutes and four hours, cook it for 15-20 minutes. If the cooker has an automatic timer, the rice does not need to watched, and the cooker shuts off when it is done.