1. Place rice in a large bowl. Cover rice with cool water to 2 inches above rice; cover and let stand for 8 hours or overnight. Drain rice.
2. Line a bamboo steamer with a double layer of cheesecloth; pour rice over cheesecloth. Cover with steamer lid. Add water to a large skillet to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil. Place steamer in pan, making sure water doesn't touch rice; steam 25 minutes or until rice is shiny and cooked through.