Darkstream said:Glutinous Rice:
A virtually round grain rice, it does not contain gluten, but exudes a great deal of
starch which makes the grains stick together.
Frequently eaten by the Chineese and the Japaneese because they falsely believe that
it is easier to eat with chopsticks because it sticks togerther in a lump. Or perhaps
because it grows better in the climates that they have.
There is an unhusked black variety sometimes known as Nanking rice. This is the
same thing, but being unhusked, does not release the starch in the same way.
In terms of taste, it is pretty ordinary.
Personally, I would not bother with it, having tasted it. Just use good basmatti rice,
and for a chineese meal, do not wash it. If you can use chopsticks, you can eat this
rice by the grain. And it is MUCH healthier than the glutinous variety.