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how to use Thai Sweet Rice

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jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 02:46 PM

Dh brought home a 5lb bag of Thai Sweet rice from our local asian market recently. I have NO idea how to use it!

Yes, I could and will google this, but wanted to see what you 'Hounds had to say. :)

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  1. Antilope RE: jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 03:13 PM

    I bet it would make a good rice pudding.

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      jujuthomas RE: Antilope Jun 12, 2013 03:23 PM

      that's what I was wondering...

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        Antilope RE: jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 03:25 PM

        I use CalRose rice (a sushi rice grown in the U.S.) to make rice pudding. Because of the starch, it makes a really creamy rice pudding.

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      camelicious RE: jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 03:31 PM

      I would use it to make lotus wrapped pork and sticky rice, and loh mai kai (a dim sum staple with chicken marinated with oyster sauce and oyster mushrooms). Sticky rice needs a good soaking so usually soak overnight or at least 4-5 hours. Or if I am particularly keen, I would make rice dumpings (sticky rice, meat wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed or boiled )... Dumpling festival was just last week.

      For sweets, the sticky rice would be steamed with coconut cream and some sugar and have a custard base like kuih lapis, or the rice steamed with coconut milk and serve with a watered down egg custard "kaya", or a drizzle of palm sugar syrup.

      As you can tell, I use sticky rice regularly in my kitchen.

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        HillJ RE: jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 04:14 PM

        slow cook in coconut milk until cooked and nicely thickened, serve with sliced mango, pineapple and a grate of fresh ginger.

        Sticky Rice and Mango
        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        My family & I enjoy this all summer long.

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          jujuthomas RE: HillJ Jun 12, 2013 05:35 PM

          OOh, I had sticky rice and mango at our local Thai place, and it was so good. Definitely putting that one on the list. :)

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            HillJ RE: jujuthomas Jun 12, 2013 06:00 PM

            http://shesimmers.com/2012/08/how-to-...

            juju, there are some handy tips on this blog towards the bottom of the page on preparing Thai sweet rice.

            http://shesimmers.com/
            and plenty of savory recipes to go with steamed rice.

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              jujuthomas RE: HillJ Jun 12, 2013 06:25 PM

              thanks! :)

        2. JungMann RE: jujuthomas Jun 13, 2013 08:35 AM

          One of my favorite desserts is biko, sticky rice baked with coconut milk and pandan and then topped with a sticky coconut caramel. Absolutely decadent. It can also be boiled with milk and chocolate to make champurrado.

          If you are grinding the rice into flour, soak it in water first and then grind in a blender to improve the texture. From there you can make mochi, tamales, nian gao or bibingka.

          1. chefj RE: jujuthomas Jun 13, 2013 03:46 PM

            Pearl meatballs (珍珠肉丸) http://sunflower-recipes.blogspot.com...
            Lo mai gai(糯米鸡) http://chinesefood.about.com/od/dimsu...
            Lo Mai Fan (糯米饭) http://www.homemadechinese.com/2010/0...

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