glutinous rice


Definition of glutinous rice

: the seeds of a short-grained cultivated rice (Oryza sativa glutinosa) that are plump and sticky when cooked

Examples of glutinous rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thick creamy coconut milk is blended with glutinous rice flour and flavored with palm sugar and Pandan for a fragrance and flavor similar to vanilla. Elizabeth Karmel, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Made with tender glutinous rice flour and filled with mung bean paste, the balls are then rolled in sesame seeds and fried. Casey Barber, CNN, 18 May 2022 During the Spring Festival, a family from the Tujia people in western Hunan make tuansa, a special local delicacy made of glutinous rice that tastes light and sweet. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Enter mochi, a Japanese treat that is made from mochiko, or glutinous rice flour (which is naturally gluten-free, despite its name). Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 2 May 2022 Everything gets steamed together in one bowl so that the glutinous rice can absorb all the delicious flavors. Jessie Yuchen, Bon Appétit, 30 Jan. 2022 Another menu item is nian gao, a rice cake that is sticky and compact, made of glutinous rice flour and can be either sweet or savory. Jean Chen Smith, The Enquirer, 27 Jan. 2022 Eating long noodles brings longevity, while desserts such as tang yuan — glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings such as peanut or sesame — center on family relationships. Amy Drew Thompson,, 26 Jan. 2022 These days, of course, satchels of glutinous rice can be found at most markets, and a rice cooker with a sticky or sweet rice setting will cook the rice in no time. Sunset Magazine, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of glutinous rice

1900, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Glutinous rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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