Sticky Rice Powder – an Essential Ingredient in Thai Salads

Roasted sticky rice powder is essential for Thai minced meat recipes, also called ‘larb’ or ‘laab’ as it adds crunch and a nutty flavour.

sticky rice powder ingredients

Traditionally, this dish is made with a roasted rice powder prepared by toasting raw rice in a wok, then grinding it to a powder, but you can find ready prepared roasted rice powder at Asian markets. 


Whatever you do, don’t miss it out as it adds a nuttiness that’s essential to the authentic flavour of the dish.

sticky rice powder ingredients in grinder
sticky rice powder ingredients in grinder

Sticky Rice Powder

Roasted sticky rice powder is essential for Thai minced meat recipes, also called ‘larb’ or ‘laab’ as it adds crunch and a nutty flavour.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Thai
Servings 1 jar
Calories 177 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Sauté pan with lid

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Put the raw sticky rice, kaffir lime leaves and a few slices of galangal in a wok or skillet and toast on high heat.
    sticky rice powder ingredients
  • Stir often until the rice becomes brown (but not black). Remove from the wok and cool.
    sticky rice powder roasted ingredients
  • Grind the sticky rice mixture into a powder with a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder.
    sticky rice powder ingredients in grinder

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSodium: 3mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword grinding, powder, roasting, sticky rice
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