Foodie Friday: Sticky Rice

Sticky rice: sweet glutinous rice steamed in a lotus leaf (typical fillings include mushrooms and Chinese sausage, but you can tailor it to your taste)

sticky rice

I love how this food is sheltered in a leaf; its steaming goodness assaults you when you open it. It’s like unwrapping a culinary present every time. It also reminds me of the holidays because on Thanksgiving, we use sticky rice to stuff our turkey. It’s a great blend of American and Eastern traditions. Nowadays, though, my local dim sum eatery also offers to provide a fully-cooked turkey with sticky rice for those wanting to save some work.


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  1. This is my son’s favorite! I didn’t know you stuff it in turkey. Interesting.

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