glutinous rice


Definition of glutinous rice

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

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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,, "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

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Glutinous rice.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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