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 For a taste of cherry blossom (minus the actual trees), check a Japanese market for sakuramochi, glutinous rice balls stuffed with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in cherry blossom leaves. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Do People Picnic Around the Globe?," 23 Sep. 2020 The main ingredients are sticky glutinous rice, Chinese dates, sugar and chestnuts; the color can vary depending on where your family originated from in China. NBC News, "From Chinese to Tibetan, all the most delicious Lunar New Year dishes explained," 25 Jan. 2020 The rice balls are made with glutinous rice flour and water. NBC News, "From Chinese to Tibetan, all the most delicious Lunar New Year dishes explained," 25 Jan. 2020 The glutinous rice cakes are filled with mung bean and pork, then steamed in banana leaves. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The most despair-inducing Bay Area dishes of 2019," 13 Jan. 2020 Families observe this time by enjoying special foods, such as glutinous rice balls known as tang yuan. Brian Handwerk, National Geographic, "Winter solstice 2019 explained: When and why it happens," 19 Dec. 2019 Mochiko is our preferred brand of glutinous rice flour, but Bob’s Red Mill sweet white rice flour will also work. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "This Mochi Cake Is the Only Thing I’d Like to “Ring in the New Year” With," 26 Dec. 2019 Genuine salep powder might prove tricky to track down outside of Turkey, but glutinous rice flour or other starch can stand in while whipping up a batch. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "Nine Delicious Holiday Drinks From Around the World," 20 Dec. 2019 Families observe this time by enjoying special foods, such as glutinous rice balls known as tang yuan. Brian Handwerk, National Geographic, "Winter solstice 2019 explained: When and why it happens," 19 Dec. 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Glutinous rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutinous%20rice. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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