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Jasmine Rice Steamed in Banana Leaves

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  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • ½ cup sweet rice, soaked overnight
  • 1 pandan leaf
  • 6 banana leaves, cut into 5x7 inch pieces, torched over an open flame until shiny and bright green


  1. Rinse both types of rice in cold water until water is clear.
  2. In a pot, place both types of rice, pandan leaf, 1 ½ cups of cold water and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, place the lid on the pot, lower the heat to low and cook for 15-18 minutes.
  4. Once done, turn the heat off and let it rest for another ten minutes without the lid.
  5. Gather banana leaves, place 1/4 cup of cooked rice into each banana leaf, and fold into a parcel. Secure by threading a toothpick at the seam to keep sealed. Repeat 5 more times.
  6. In a bamboo or other steamer set over simmering water, steam the parcels for 20 minutes. Serve warm.