Want to make Zongzi yourself? Follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Prepare the glutinous rice and fillings. Soak the rice and bamboo/reed leaves in cold water overnight.
Step 2: Boil the bamboo/reed leaves, and let it cool down and pat dry.
Step 3: Fold two bamboo/reed leaves into a funnel, make sure to leave the open side long enough to cover the top completely, and to keep the bottom tight.
Step 4: Scoop the rice and fillings into the funnel.
Step 5: Fold the open side down to cover the top of the funnel, and lower the two edges and roll the longer leaves left outside along the funnel. Then wrap it with twines.
Step 6: Boil or steam the Zongzi for about 2 hours.