Step 1: Measure out 2 cups of the sweet rice and place in a pot.
Note: In Thailand, sticky rice is steamed in long funnel-like baskets. Although not strictly authentic, this method for boiled sticky also turns out extremely delicious, and it's so much easier.
Sticky rice can be purchased at Asian food stores (Note that when it's sold in the package, it is labelled as "sweet rice" or "glutinous rice".) Here I am using the Thai variety, which is longer grained than Japanese or Chinese sweet rice.