glutinous rice

noun

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 Then there’s Japanese mochi and Filipino kakanin, a coconutty glutinous rice cake, with a more pliable feel that verges on tacky. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Everyone Loves Crispy and Crunchy, But What About Chewy?," 21 Oct. 2019 Gochujang, a fundamental ingredient in Korean cooking, is a thick and spicy-sweet crimson paste made from red chile pepper flakes, glutinous rice (also known as sticky rice), fermented soybeans, and salt. Christina Chaey, Bon Appétit, "What is Gochujang, The Little Red Tub We Keep in Arm's Reach?," 10 Sep. 2019 Banh beo, glutinous rice coins, are dotted with dried shrimp and served with a lip-puckering sauce. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Mesa," 15 July 2019 Pair either of these with chicken in wine sauce and slivers of lotus root stuffed with glutinous rice. Bill Addison, latimes.com, "Review: Does Jiang Nan Spring have the SGV’s best Shanghainese food?," 6 June 2019 Families observe this time by enjoying special foods, such as glutinous rice balls known as tang yuan. Matt Cardy, National Geographic, "When Is the First Day of Winter? December Solstice 2017 Explained.," 21 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'glutinous rice.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of glutinous rice

1900, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about glutinous rice

Time Traveler for glutinous rice

Time Traveler

The first known use of glutinous rice was in 1900

See more words from the same year

Statistics for glutinous rice

Last Updated

24 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Glutinous rice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutinous%20rice. Accessed 11 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on glutinous rice

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with glutinous rice

Comments on glutinous rice

What made you want to look up glutinous rice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!