Favorite type of rice, and preparation?
Type: Chinese glutinous rice
Preparation Fermented Glutinous Rice (Jui Niang or 酒酿)
Being extremely greedy (and very Asian)...all of them! Ok, except Uncle Ben's.
Black rice for desserts. Glutinous rice for desserts and stir fried (eg. at dim sum, "sang chow loh my fan"). Jasmine for regular everyday use. Mix of jasmine and sushi rice for congee.
Like many, I love all kinds of rice, but if I had to pick one would be mochigome (Japanese glutinious rice). It reminds me of my mom. One of my favorites is a mixed rice (maze gohan or some call it okowa). Beef (my mom's addition when she moved to the US), carrots, bamboo and shiitake are sauted in soy, sake and sugar. This mixture is added to the rice and steamed until the rice is cooked.
And of course, mochi (preferring the savory to sweet).