Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stir-fried Glutinous Rice

Glutinous rice, also called sticky rice, sweet rice or waxy rice, is a type of rice grown mainly in Southeast and East Asia, which has opaque grains, very low amylose content, and is especially sticky when cooked.

It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky, and not in the sense of containing gluten. ;)

Due to its sticky consistency, it's usually not served on its own, unlike the usual white rice at most Chinese meals. Frying glutinous rice is also different from the usual fried rice dishes where the rice grains are already cooked before you fry them but for glutinous rice, you use raw grains that have been soaked and actually add water as you stir-fry them for the rice to be fully cooked.

My breakfast - 1 hour ago