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sticky rice

[ stik-ee rahys ]
/ ˈstɪk i ˈraɪs /

noun

a variety of cultivated short-grain rice grown especially in Southeast, East, and South Asia that becomes notably sticky when cooked: most varieties of short-grain rice contain both amylopectin and amylose, but sticky rice contains only amylopectin.

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Nearby words

sticky blood, sticky bun, sticky end, sticky fingers, sticky note, sticky rice, sticky wicket, sticky willie, sticky-fingered, stickybeak, stiction

Origin of sticky rice

First recorded in 1840–45
Also called glu·ti·nous rice.
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