Latest Glutinous rice Stories

2010-05-31 08:22:32

Scientists have discovered the secret behind an ancient Chinese super-strong mortar made from sticky rice, the delicious "sweet rice" that is a modern mainstay in Asian dishes. They also concluded that the mortar "• a paste used to bind and fill gaps between bricks, stone blocks and other construction materials "• remains the best available material for restoring ancient buildings. Their article appears in the American Chemical Society (ACS) monthly journal, Accounts of Chemical...

2009-01-26 11:11:58

A sticky rice roll more than 111 feet long and weighing more than a ton has been cooked in Vietnam to raise money for the poor, a radio network reports. The Voice of Vietnam reported Sunday that scores of Nha Thrang-area residents and international visitors descended on the Yasaka-SaiGon-Nha Trang Hotel Saturday to witness the long roll firsthand. A procession of 78 people carried the cake out in front of the hotel for its grand debut. The celebration included girls in traditional Vietnamese...

2008-09-05 18:00:19

Tokyo, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's farm ministry on Friday ordered a rice-processing firm to recall hundreds of tons of pesticide-tainted rice sold for use in food products. Since fiscal 2003, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has sold 1,800 tons of rice to Mikasa Foods, based in the western Japan city of Osaka, to make glue for industrial use. The total included some 800 tons of Chinese-made sweet rice tainted by an organophosphorous pesticide called methamidophos. Of...

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