Dumb question, maybe, but is short grain rice sticky rice? Or should it say on the package sticky or something?
I did find some black rice from Lundberg in the store, as well as short brown , but nothing that indicated stickiness. We don't have a lot of selection around here.
Short grain rice is comparatively (to long and medium grain rice varieties) sticky, but in my experience, it is not as glutinous as the rice labeled sticky rice in the store packages. You could also substitute sticky rice with sushi or glutinous rice, if you find those anywhere. Calrose rice works well for sushi, so it might be an option, as well.
Do you have an Asian market anywhere, or an Asian aisle in a grocery store? The latter is quite common at huge chains.
But in my experience, before rice started giving me problems, medium-grain was my favorite texture.
Damn, I miss rice.