Rice balls what type of rice ?

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Made rice balls yesterday came out ok, considering I have not done it in a long time. I used Arborio rice was wondering what other type of rice would be a good choice.?
 

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Basmati won't stick together like the shorter grain rices. You should take a loot at the glutinous/sweet rices used in China and Japanese sushi rice. They're less expensive, starchy, sticky, and are often use for various ball forms. Onigiri and Zongzi being two common ones.
 
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Basmati won't stick together like the shorter grain rices. You should take a loot at the glutinous/sweet rices used in China and Japanese sushi rice. They're less expensive, starchy, sticky, and are often use for various ball forms. Onigiri and Zongzi being two common ones.
Ahhhh, but Basmati does stick together when slightly overcooked. For this use, it would work well. Jasmine rice would be the same.
 
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Sticky rice should work absolutely fine, whether Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese....

Jasmine definitely does as well.
 
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