Urban Platter Thai Glutinous Rice, 2Kg [Exotic, Sweet & Sticky]
Thai Glutinous rice, also known as sticky rice, sweet rice or pearl rice, is a form of short-grain rice that has a higher starch content than its medium or long-grain cousins. This is a high-quality, exotic rice. Glutinous rice is distinguished from other types of rice by having no (or negligible amounts of) amylose, and high amounts of amylopectin. Amylopectin is responsible for the sticky quality of glutinous rice. The husk, bran and germ of the rice grain is removed to produce this sticky rice that is a staple food in many Asian countries. Glutinous rice is relatively healthy, having an extremely low fat content. This rice is used to make dessert, pastries, and mochi cakes.
- Rich in carbohydrates and is good for instant energy.
- Good source of vitamins and minerals.
- High in fiber, preventing constipation
- Promotes weight loss
How to use / Directions
Soak the rice in cold water for 2-3 hours so that the grains have time to absorb some water and then steam or gently simmer them. The cooled rice is traditionally rolled into balls that are dipped into soy sauce or other types of sauce, but you can serve it just like regular rice as a side dish or mixed with meat, vegetables and seasonings.