Korean cooking ingredients

Sweet rice

Chapssal 찹쌀

Despite its name, this rice is not sweet at all. It’s much stickier than usual short grain rice, which is why it’s also called “glutinous rice” – because it’s like glue, not because it contains gluten.

sweet rice

Recipes that use sweet rice (chapssal):



  1. GInger
    Posted March 25th, 2009 at 9:19 am | # |

    Is it possible to use normal white rice or sticky rice instead?

  2. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted March 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm | # |

    no, I’m using normal short grain rice (known as sushi rice) to make rice.

  3. Nhi
    Posted March 21st, 2009 at 2:02 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    Is this the same rice that use to cook steam rice I normally get at Korean restaurants?


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