Glutinous rice goes by many names including sticky, waxy and sweet rice. The medium-length, opaque-white grain originated from the Oryza Sativa L. Glutinosa variety. Glutinous rice is a starchy grain that will become soft and mushy if cooked the same way as regular rice. The best way to prepare this rice is to soak and steam it. When cooked, the grain loses its shape and becomes soft and sticky. The taste is silky and rich with a mild sweet aftertaste. The steamed rice usually served as an accompaniment to fried salted fish and grated coconut, or prepared sweet top with coconut and fresh cut mangoes.