Also known as sticky , waxy or sweet rice, glutinouse rice can be either white or black. Its name is purely a description of its texture, due to the high sugar and starch content which causes the cooked grains to stick together.
Sticky rice is consumed as part of the main diet in Laos, Cambodia and North of Thailand.
This rice is eaten with the hands and usually served as a side dish of savory dishes. Golden Phoenix Glutinous Rice is round-grained rice that becomes sticky after cooking. The rice can be easily formed into small balls.
In Thailand sticky rice is widely used in desserts e.g. sticky rice with mango.