Recipe by Orange Piggy, Premium Member © 2011 Sarah Phillips CraftyBaking.com
Photo by Orange Piggy © Sarah Phillips
Glutinous rice is made from sweet rice, despite its name, has no gluten and is gluten free. It is called mifen (Chinese); pinyin: mǐ fěn in Chinese, galapong in Ilokano/Filipino and pirinç unu in Turkish. The flour is principally starch, plus a small amount of protein. The starch is waxy and makes an excellent gel. It is a staple food within both Northern and North-Eastern (Isaan) Thailand where people eat it instead of long grain rice, traditionally sticky rice is eaten just with your hands, by grabbing clumps from the round rice basket and rolling it between your fingers into ball shapes, before dipping it into the savoury dish or curry that usually accompanies it.
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