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 In its early form, tang yuan was a glutinous rice ball packed with a mixture of lard, black sesame and white sugar. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2024 Jian diu are one of my mum’s specialties—round, puffed glutinous rice balls with a savory filling, along with a sweet variation that is shaped like a finger and stuffed with a peanut and coconut mix. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 14 Jan. 2023 Other traditional fare includes; rice cakes, which symbolize success in one’s career; oranges which symbolize good fortune; dumplings, which symbolize wealth; glutinous rice balls which symbolize family togetherness and reunion; and long noodles that symbolize long life). Frances Lee, Woman's Day, 12 Feb. 2021 In China, red mouth glutinous rice was spurned in favor of high-yielding white rices known as IR8 and IR64. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 Others compared it to a glutinous rice ball, a traditional food eaten during the celebrations. Joy Dong, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2023 For dessert, there were crescents of unripe guava, to be dipped in sour plum powder, and steamed mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, wrapped in glutinous rice flour snow skins that dissolved in the mouth like powdered sugar. Ligaya Mishan Esther Choi, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 One of my favorite traditional Chinese dishes for Lunar New Year is tang yuan, the mochi-like glutinous rice balls often filled with black sesame paste. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan. 2023 And the Sticky Rice at Home Kit ($55), which comes with a rice-steaming pot, woven steamer basket, wooden rice paddle and two quarts of the purple and glutinous rice mixture used in the restaurant. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 22 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glutinous rice was in 1900

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“Glutinous rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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