- — Raw, Kosher, Vegan
- — Sticky Rice
Whether you would like to use Glutinous Rice for desserts or as a garnish for your main dishes, it is definitely worth adding to your diet. Besides, it is a perfect choice for sushi or the famous “Mango Sticky Rice”.
Glutinous Rice is also known as “sticky” or “sweet” rice. This type of rice originated from Thailand. It stands out by its special properties which are different from those of regular white rice. First of all, Glutinous Rice tastes slightly sweeter and has a denser texture which results in grains sticking together. Note, there are no complete substitutes for Thai Sticky Rice. Its texture is truly one of a kind, and dishes made from it have a unique flavor. Sweet Sticky Rice is not only delicious, but it also has an impressive nutritional profile.
Glutinous Rice Nutrition Facts
Thai Glutinous Rice contains Vitamins B1 and B2, Protein, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, and other minerals. Phosphorus can promote metabolism, provide the body with calories and restore energy as quick as possible, and B vitamins are well known to support the nervous system. Hence, eating glutinous rice can help the body replenish its energy sources.
How is Glutinous Rice Used
Sticky White Rice is very common in Asian cuisine as a side dish or in sushi. Because of its sweet taste, it is also widely used for making various desserts, sweet puddings, or snacks. One of the most famous dishes made from glutinous rice for sale in Thailand is “Mango Sticky Rice”. This amazing dessert is prepared with boiled sticky rice and mango slices including condensed or sweet coconut milk, seeds, and nuts. As for cooking, glutinous rice can be made just like regular rice on the stovetop or in a steamer. Please note that contrary to regular rice, sticky rice needs less water to be prepared.
Store Glutinous Rice in bulk in a cool dry place in a tightly closed container to prevent moisture from getting inside.
How to cook Perfect Sticky Rice
Soaking & Steaming Method (no special equipment required)
- Add 2 cups of Glutinous Rice to a deep container (can be a mixing bowl). Fill the container with water, and swirl rice with your hand to rinse it clean. Repeat 3-4 times, or until the water is clear. Once rinsed, fill the same container with water (water level must be 3 inches above the rice because the rice will expand as it soaks the water in). Soak rice for 6-24 hrs. The longer they soak, the softer the rice texture will be.
- Drain soak water and rinse the rice one last time before steaming it. Now lay soaked and rinsed rice onto either a metal steamer (lined with a wet cloth) or bamboo steamer (lined with parchment paper). Level out your rice gently (don’t squash it down), and make a well in the center of the rice. Place steamer over a boiling pot of water.
- Cover the steamer with a lid and steam for 30-45 mins. If making more than 2 cups of rice, steam in a couple of batches.
- Once done, keep sticky rice in the steamer, and covered (as it dries out very quickly), until using in a recipe.