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.

Store in a cool, dry spot in an airtight container. Look for it with other rices at Korean grocery stores and 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. Is it possible to use normal white rice or sticky rice instead?

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

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

  4. Hi Maangchi,

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


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