When hearing about sticky rice, many people must find it strange that they wonder what sticky rice is? In fact, sticky rice is not a new or strange dish, it is known by many as corn sticky rice or corn sticky rice – which is a very popular dish sold.
Walking around, the name sticky rice appeared in two ways. Some people think that because corn is the rice variety that the country of Ngo (named the Vietnamese call China in the past) brought, it was originally named “Morning rice”, after planting the fruit, the seeds were edible. So people bring it mixed with rice to cook it into sticky rice and call it sticky rice.
Some people also say that the reason why sticky rice is called sticky rice is because there are areas where people call rice grains as rice grains, rice plants as rice plants, and corn plants as rice plants, so corn sticky rice is also called sticky rice from the past. maybe that. There is no fierce controversy when naming this type of sticky rice associated with this field, people silently admit that the fragrant sticky rice with white corn kernels is rice sticky rice. Perhaps, this is also the only way to appear in the old Hanoi and the old Ha Thanh people used to call it.
Hanoi sticky rice is associated with Tuong Mai village, which is considered the “first of Hanoi’s sticky rice”, and is also a place associated with many famous sticky rice and sticky rice in Hanoi such as Co May sticky rice, Co Tuyet sticky rice.
The main ingredients of sticky rice are still glutinous rice and corn. Rice is delicious, corn is delicious to make delicious sticky rice. The sticky corn kernels are dried in the sun, then the corn is soaked with clear lime water, after a few times of boiling and scrubbing, the cooked corn will double in size, the white kernels are the finished corn. . Glutinous rice in sticky rice only has the property of binding the corn kernels together, however, glutinous rice must also be the selected type of sticky rice with yellow flowers.
Writer Bang Son in the book “Hanoi’s playthings” once wrote about rice sticky rice like this “Always sticky rice is canary color, lemon yellow. The white part of the corn kernel has softened, interspersed with the rice that has bloomed, as succulent as the kernel of a young lotus, soft but not crushed.
One thing in common between sticky rice and sticky rice is that they both have to add green beans and fried onions to have a full flavor. Delicious green peas after being cooked must be crushed and then grasped tightly with round beans, when eaten, the seller takes a sharp knife to cut the beans into thin layers, then fragrant, fried onions. It’s as simple as that, but it makes people’s hearts flutter.
Although nowadays, people often pack sticky rice into banana leaves, dong leaves, but in fact, rice sticky rice must be wrapped in lotus leaves in order to enjoy properly, because of the gentle aroma of lotus leaves mixed with the smell of crispy yellow onions and the smell of green onions. Water fat creates a very unique flavor for the dishes of the countryside.