Thai Sweet Rice - Glutinous Rice - Waxy Rice - Sticky Rice
Thai Sweet rice - Also called sticky rice, waxy rice, and glutinous rice - these rice grains are short and plump with a chalky white, opaque kernel. When cooked, this rice is very glutinous.
It is more often used in commercial product formulations than in
recipes. The starch and flour from waxy rice is used frozen as a binder for
gravies, sauces, and fillings, because it is resistant to breakdown during
freezing and thawing. It can be found in Asian markets and many markets with
Asian specialty sections.