kleefrijst or Sweet Rice: Full Review + Recipe

When it comes to cooking, I like to think of myself as a bit of a veteran. While I love trying new dishes, sometimes the best way to learn is by going back to basics. In addition, this sweet rice dish will be one that will always stay with you!

Sweet rice is a type of rice that is used in many Asian countries. It is also known as kleefrijst, glutinous rice, or sticky rice, and has a high starch content. The name “sweet” refers to the large amount of sugar it contains. This makes it sticky, which can be beneficial when cooking dishes like kleefrijst (kleh-fray-jist). The sweet flavor also complements dishes like desserts and pastries.

Types of Sweet Rice

There are many types of sweet rice but mainly, sweet rice is a type of rice that has been sweetened with sugar. You may have heard it called glutinous rice as well and honestly, it is not considered a very healthy food. It can be used in many different dishes, including desserts and savory dishes, though it is most commonly used in desserts.

Types of sweet rice

What is kleefrijst?

Kleefrijst is a sweet rice food and is a little bit like Tahchin, popular in the kleefrijst region of Indonesia. Kleefrijst is made by cooking sweet rice in coconut milk and sugar. The cooked rice is then served with ice cream or chocolate sauce 0n top.
This food is commonly served as a dessert after dinner, but it can also be eaten at other times of day because it is not too heavy like some other desserts are.

Kleefrijst Origin

Kleefrijst is a rice that is grown in the Kleefrijst region, which is located in the Netherlands. The kleefrijst region is part of the province of Noord-Brabant. In this short article, we will take an in-depth look at exactly where kleefrijst comes from and how it differs from other types of rice. You can also read about Nurungji Korean crispy rice.

Sweet and Sour Rice

Sweet and sour rice is a delicious, and easy to make, food. It is made with rice flour, sugar, and coconut milk. The rice flour gives the rice a chewy texture similar to tapioca or Japanese mochi balls or Dango (but stickier). The sugar and coconut milk give it a soft sweetness that is not overpowering but just right for you tooth!’

Sweet Rice | Sour Rice | Sweet and Sour Rice

How to Make Sweet Rice?


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon olive oil
  • vanilla extract, to taste (I used about half a teaspoon)
  • cinnamon, to taste (I used about ½ teaspoon)


Cook the sweet rice according to the directions on the package. If you are using a rice cooker, just follow your manufacturer’s instructions for cooking sweet rice then add sugar and mix well until dissolved. You can also cook it in your frying pan if you have one that is suitable for this purpose. For example, use a nonstick pan so nothing sticks to it while cooking or stir-frying; or consider using an iron skillet because they heat up quickly and evenly distribute heat when cooking/stir-frying.

The amount of water used depends on how much rice was cooked – use more liquid if less than 100 grams were used per dish; use less liquid if more than 200 grams were used per dish​.

how to make sweet rice?

How to brew sweet Rice?

Sweet rice is often referred to as sticky or glutinous rice, even though it is technically a long-grain variety. This type of rice is typically used in Asian cooking and can be found at most grocery stores.

To cook this food: Soak the uncooked grains of sweet (glutinous) rice in water for at least 4 hours or overnight before using them. Discard the soaking water and rinse the grains well before proceeding with cooking instructions below.

Benefits of Sweet Rice

Sweet rice is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Vitamin B1 helps maintain healthy skin, hair and nails; vitamin B2 can protect your body from harmful bacteria; vitamin B3 (niacin) keeps the cholesterol levels normal and maintains good blood circulation. In addition to these three vitamins, this type of rice also contains a variety of important minerals including iron, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body; magnesium that relaxes muscles, nerves and blood vessels; potassium that regulates blood pressure; calcium for bones strength etc.
The high content of fiber in sweet rice makes it very beneficial for the digestive system as well as reducing cholesterol levels.

health benefits of sweet rice

Sweet Rice Cooking Hacks

There are many ways to cook sweet rice. You can use a rice cooker, or you can make it on the stovetop. However, if you do not have the time or patience for that, here is how to make this dish in the microwave!

  • Measure out 1 cup of uncooked long grain white rice and 1/2 cup brown sugar into a large microwave-safe bowl (I like Pyrex because they’re dishwasher safe). I used a 2-quart glass measuring pitcher because it was wide enough so that when I added water to top off the amount of water called for by my recipe, everything would still fit nicely inside my microwave; this will vary depending on your microwave so don’t stress too much about having an exact measurement for your bowl size!
  • Add 3 cups of boiling water (or tap water with ½ teaspoon salt added) and stir until combined; cover loosely with plastic wrap then leave undisturbed for 10 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed by grains (this will happen faster than expected so keep an eye on things!).

Therefore, now you know everything about sweet rice. It is a delicious and easy-to-prepare food that everyone can enjoy. Sweet rice is low in calories, high in nutrients and rich in flavor. You can make it at home with just one pot and some ingredients from your pantry! In addition if you are into rice you should really try Galinhada saffron rice. You can also read about Biryani pot in order to make a perfect Biryani. Feel free to leave your questions in the comment section. Thank you for reading.

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