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.

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Store in a cool, dry spot in an airtight container. Look for it with other grains in Korean grocery stores, other Asian markets, and some supermarkets.

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Recipes that use sweet rice (chapssal):



  1. batman910 Hong Kong SAR China joined 3/15 & has 1 comment

    Thank you Maangchi :) Love your recipe.

  2. GInger& has 1 comment

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

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 11,843 comments

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

  4. Nhi& has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi,

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


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