Glutinous rice is any cultivar of rice that, when cooked, becomes sticky. Glutinous rice is a staple in many Asian cuisines.

Health considerations

Glutinous rice may be milled, producing a white rice, or remain unmilled, as in the purple and black glutinous rice cultivars. Unmilled rice contains the bran, which is a source of fiber and micronutrients.

Keep in mind

Glutinous rice does not contain gluten. Glutinous refers to the glue-like stickiness of the cooked grains.

May be found in

Sushi, sticky rice pudding, fritters, glutinous rice flour, dumplings, pancakes, porridge, desserts, condiments, rice wines

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