Glutinous rice, also called sticky rice, or mochi rice, is a type of short-grained Asian rice that is especially sticky when cooked. Glutinous rice does not contain dietary gluten and thus should be safe for gluten-free diets. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky and not in the sense of containing gluten.
Glutinous rice can be used either milled or unmilled (that is, with the bran removed or not removed). Milled rice is white in colour, whereas the bran can give unmilled glutinous rice a purple or black colour. Both black and white glutinous rice can be cooked as grains or ground into flour and cooked as a paste.
- Stir together the evaporated milk, egg, oil and sugar in a mixing bowl. Sift in glutinous rice flour and baking powder and blend thoroughly.
- Divide half of the rice batter into 8-10 paper muffin liners, spoon in some poppy fix and add in a few of raisins. Finally cover with the rest of rice batter. Sprinkle with some poppy seeds.
- Bake in a preheated 190C/375F oven for about 30 minutes. Take out the muffins and brush the tops with a thin layer of oil. Return to the oven and continue to bake for another 10 minutes.