Sticky rice is especially popular in Cambodia, Laos and northern Thailand. Black Glutinous Rice of North South is particularly suitable for the preparation of desserts.
This rice can be easily formed into balls (e.g. Japanese mochi balls), is very suitable for desserts such as sticky rice with mango and is often wrapped in palm leaves and sold as a snack often sold by street vendors. Optically, this rice, whether or not mixed with other types of rice, is a real eye catcher that can be used wonderfully as a flavorful rice side dish of hearty food that will compliment any meal.
Black glutinous rice is also called black sweet rice and it gives a stickier consistency when cooked and it gives a slightly sweeter taste than regular black rice.