Sticky rice and sweet rice are alternative names often used for glutinous rice. "Glutinous" refers to the glue-like quality that results from the lack of amylose, which is one of two primary components that make up the starches normally found in rice. When you cook it properly, it's sticky enough to be pressed into shapes. One cup of cooked glutinous rice is fat-free, has 169 calories and 3.5 grams of protein. It contains 35 grams of starch, or complex carbohydrates, which means it provides 27 percent of a woman's recommended daily intake..