Glutinous Rice Flour is ground from long-grain or short-grain sweet white rice and is also called Sweet Rice Flour. Sweet rice grains are typically solid white.
This flour is gluten-free which makes it a wonderful alternatives to wheat flour. “Glutinous” refers to the sticky and gluey consistency of the cooked flour rather than containing glutens. The name can be misleading because Glutinous Rice Flour is actually gluten-free.
Glutinous Rice Flour becomes very sticky when heated and has a uniquely chewy texture. As such, it’s a common ingredient in dumplings and many Asian desserts. Glutinous Rice Flour also makes an excellent thickener for sauces and gravies.