Cover 1 cup of sweet rice with 1 inch of water. Soak the rice for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours. Tips: Be sure to use "sweet rice" for this recipe, also known as "glutinous rice" or "sticky rice". It can be purchased by the bag at your local Asian/Chinese food store.
For this recipe you will also need:
- 2 + 1/4 cups good-quality (thick) coconut milk
- a few drops of pandan paste (see step 4)
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. white sugar
- pinch of salt
- 5 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. rice flour