Sweet rice, isn't really sweet, it's a Glutinous rice, meaning sticky (not with actual gluten). It cooks up a little like southern grits texture. It's great for eating with soup for a filling meal. It's also good for dessert type receipes and can be rolled into balls.
It can be pricey and hard to find. I bought it at a Japanese Market in town, you can locate it on amazon, if you can't find it anywhere else.
2 Cups Sweet Rice
4 1/2 Cups Water
2 Tsp Salt
2 Tb Butter
Cook over high heat till boiling.
Turn stove down to Med-Low and Cook for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes
Give a good stir before serving.
I put a pile in the middle of a large bowl and poured our soup around it. It was heavenly.