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kao niaw (ເຂົ້າຫນຽວ)

Language: Lao

Description: Glutinous rice. Sticky or glutinous rice is the short-grained rice popular in South East Asian cuisine and which is served, steamed in bamboo baskets, with almost every meal. It clumps as it cooks and is good tool for eating a meal as it sops up juices nicely, and stays clumped in your fingers. You can fold it round morsels to lift them easily to your mouth.

kao niaw
Sticky rice. This is from Namchuang in Laos.

Latin: Oryza sativa
Ethnicity: Laotian
Most frequent country: Laos

See places: Lao food and cuisine

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