Throughout Asia, sticky rice
(glutinous rice, sweet rice) is used in dumplings, desserts and more. Here is a collection of sticky rice recipes.
What makes this appetizer stand out are the grains of glutinous rice (also called sweet or sticky rice), which turn a pearly color when cooked. Note: While the preparation and cooking time for the Pearl Balls is under an hour, be sure to allow several hours for soaking the glutinous rice. The easiest method is simply to soak it overnight.
This popular dim sum dish is made by steaming lotus leaves filled with sticky rice, chinese sausages, and other vegetables.
Peanuts are simmered with sweet sticky rice and coconut milk in this Vietnamese recipe from cookbook author Diana my-tran, reprinted with permission from The Vietnamese Cookbook.
Zongzi is the festive food traditionally served during Dragon Boat Festival celebrations. Here is a basic recipe. This recipe was submitted by guest writer Ronghe Yu.
In Japan, these rice balls are cooked during the Spring Equinox. This recipe comes from Setsuko Yoshizuko, the About.com Guide to Japanese Food.
In Japan, glutinous rice is pounded to make mocha or rice cakes that are used in a number of different ways. In this recipe, also from our Japanese Food Guide, the rice cakes re added to soup.
This easy dessert recipe comes from Darlene Schmidt, About.com Guide to Thai Food.
An interesting dessert from Laos.