Preparing Flavored Glutinous Rice

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Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

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Glutinous rice (often called sweet rice) is a sticky, short-grain rice often used in desserts, such as rice pudding, or in stuffings (see Whole Stuffed Chicken Skin,, or Eight-Jewel Duck). It absorbs flavor like bread crumbs and can be cooked longer than long-grain rice without falling apart. It is rich and heavy, which is why a little goes a long way.

Cooked with flavorful meats, vegetables, or sp