One of the most popular types of rice throughout the country is fragrant jasmine rice. The grains are white in colour and long in shape. Another popular rice that is readily available is sticky rice, which is also named glutinous rice as it is gluten free. This rice is white in colour also and the grains are short in length. The rice has a sweeter taste and is often used in desserts such as mango sticky rice as well as in savoury dishes.
Throughout Thailand, rice is accompanied with most dishes and is also eaten in several different ways.
For instance, with a curry dish, steamed jasmine rice is typically served. However, with dishes such as fried chicken or pork, sticky rice is preferred.
Here is a quick guide to the different ways that rice is cooked:
1. Fried Rice - this is typically made with white rice, it is cooke…