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  • 03-04-2021 8:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭


    Hello All,

    I have been cooking Indian basmati rice for years.

    I made sweet n sour chicken tonight, and it did not go well with basmati rice.

    Any idea where I could buy sticky short grained rice? Like the one they sell in Chinese takeaways.

    Many thanks :)


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,585 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg


    Hello All,

    I have been cooking Indian basmati rice for years.

    I made sweet n sour chicken tonight, and it did not go well with basmati rice.

    Any idea where I could buy sticky short grained rice? Like the one they sell in Chinese takeaways.

    Many thanks :)

    You're looking for long grain rice. You can buy it in pretty much every supermarket.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭masterboy123


    Ah ok.
    What's the market name? Could I find it in Aldi?
    You're looking for long grain rice. You can buy it in pretty much every supermarket.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    Ah ok.
    What's the market name? Could I find it in Aldi?

    The Tilda ones are the best from the supermarket but can be expensive . If you have an Asian shop or similar nearby good quality rice can be gotten for reasonable money.

    Cooking technique is a big part of cooking rice also . I utilise the absorption method and it works really well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 591 ✭✭✭Garlinge


    I would say that Arborio rice would be more sticky. I use it for Paella recipe. It is short grain. I dont think I get it in Aldi, maybe Supervalu.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,083 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Long grain rice shouldn't be sticky unless you overcook it. It's a rice type, in the same way that basmati is - all brands will have the rice type on the packet.

    The sticky rice I've got in my local takeaway is referred to as jasmine rice (long grain). I saw some called that in either aldi or lidl recently, and got it to see if I could replicate the takeaway stuff, but it's ****e. Just watery, and really really easy to overcook which just makes it stodgy and even more watery.

    I'll be ditching the rest of the pack and reverting to my usual Tilda long grain.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,585 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg


    Garlinge wrote: »
    I would say that Arborio rice would be more sticky. I use it for Paella recipe. It is short grain. I dont think I get it in Aldi, maybe Supervalu.

    Yes but he's looking for the kind of rice you get with Chinese food.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,767 ✭✭✭GingerLily




  • Registered Users Posts: 824 ✭✭✭The chan chan man


    Ginger lily is correct. I use the same glutinous rice from the Asian markets. It’s definitely not long grain or Arborio.

    You need to soak it overnight so takes a bit of preparation, but its tasty!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭masterboy123


    Thanks everyone.
    Going to go to Tesco and then Asian Market today in search of glutinous rice :)

    Thanks for the link.


  • Registered Users Posts: 494 ✭✭derb12


    The jasmine rice in the yellow pack from Tilda is delicious with sweet n sour dishes and is the closest thing to restaurant sticky rice that I’ve found. I use basmati for everything else.
    I use about 25% more by dry volume and add water in 2:1 ratio. I stir it immediately when I add the boiling water until it loosens and then every few mins for about the first 10 mins of cooking. Also, fork it and leave it sit with the lid off for a few mins at the end.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,895 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    OK, I'll be echoing what some people have said and contradicting others.

    OP, if you are trying to replicate Chinese restaurant rice, you are not looking for sticky rice. Sticky, or glutinous rice is really sticky and rather specialist. I love it but it's not what you are looking for.

    What you are most likely talking about is Thai jasmine or Thai fragrant rice, available in any Asian shop and in some supermarkets. You should cook using the absorption method for more flavour. It's a medium grain rice and has a slight clumping or stickiness.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 3,956 Mod ✭✭✭✭Planet X


    Thai Scented Rice.
    Asian Stores.

    Don't wash/rinse it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭masterboy123


    Please see attached picture.

    It has to be rinsed twice. Let the game begins.

    20210404-124930.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭killbillvol2


    That's not going to be anything like the rice you get from a Chinese takeaway. That's the type of sticky rice eaten in SE Asia. It's sticky so that they can roll it in the hand and dip it in the sauce.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭masterboy123


    Turned out to be good and we enjoyed the lunch, thanks everyone.

    Next time I will try the jasmine rice.


    20210404-132133.jpg


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