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Sticky rice - which cultures eat which sort?

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Sticky rice - which cultures eat which sort?

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MikeG | | Sep 4, 2006 10:24 PM

I know that only a few places/areas rely on sweet/sticky rice as a staple grain, but I'm I'm trying to sort out which Asian cultures use the long grain sticky rice prevalent in Thailand/Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam, and which use the round, short-grain kind I associate with Japan. To the extent it's used in China (lion's head meatballs springs to mind), is one type dominant or does it vary a lot by region? How about Korea? Does anyone use both types with regularity?

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