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Sticky Rice of Laos

Sticky rice is a very important food in Laos. The people of Laos eat it often. It is kept in a small basket on the table and is rolled into a small ball and eaten with your hands (it is really fun to eat). Rice is everywhere. It was given to the monks in the early morning as an offering. Early in the day, outside of many homes, you can find it cooking in a pot over a fire. In the afternoon, it was found drying in the sun. Sweeted with palm sugar and coconut milk it makes a delicious dessert!

Offering rice to the monks in Laos

Offering rice to the monks in Laos

 

Sticky rice drying in the sun

Sticky rice drying in the sun

Drying sticky rice

Drying sticky rice

Selling rice at the morning market

Selling rice at the morning market

Cooking the rice

Cooking the rice

Typical porch in Laos, small seats, everyone sits in a circle and shares food and a pot for cooking rice

Typical porch in Laos, small seats, everyone sits in a circle and shares food and a pot for cooking rice

Other fun things to try, water buffalo jerky and Mekong River seaweed paper πŸ˜„

Other fun things to try, water buffalo jerky and Mekong River seaweed paper πŸ˜„ (with sticky rice in basket)

One of my favorite desserts, sweet black sticky rice with coconut milk and bananas

One of my favorite desserts, sweet black sticky rice with coconut milk and bananas