Jasmine rice is mostly grown in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, it is naturally sticky when cooked. Although, not as sticky as glutinous or sushi rice.
What type of rice is Thai jasmine rice?
Jasmine rice is an indica variety that is grown primarily in Thailand. The grains are slightly shorter and a little bit plumper than basmati grains, and the aroma is similar to that of basmati but far more pronounced, particularly when the rice is relatively fresh.
What kind of rice do Chinese restaurants use?
As far as cooking scene are concerned, Chinese prefer japonica rice when cooking rice and porridge, while Chinese prefer japonica rice when cooking fried rice. In addition, if you want to make Japanese sushi, you should also choose japonica rice, because Indica rice is difficult to kneading into rice balls.
Can you cook glutinous rice without soaking?
Cooking sticky rice in a rice cooker seems to be the easiest way but it doesn’t yield the best result. There is no need to soak the sticky rice. You just add sticky rice and water, according to manufacturer’s instructions. Press the button and wait for 30-45 minutes depending on your rice cooker.
Is Thai sticky rice healthy?
“Glutinous rice gets its sticky texture from a high amylopectin content (which is a type of starch). Sticky rice, however, has negligible amounts of nutrients and isn’t a good source of fiber, vitamins or minerals.”