Mango Sticky Rice (thai Dessert) Recipe

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Mango Sticky Rice (Thai Dessert)

Vickie Parks


Mango Sticky Rice is a popular Thai dessert, called Khao Nieaw Mamuang in Thailand. Although not a difficult dish to prepare, sticky rice does require a little patience because it needs time to soak in water. But it's well worth it.

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6 (prep time includes minimal time for rice to soak)


9 Hr


50 Min


Stove Top


1 1/2 c
glutinous (sweet) rice or short-grain white rice
1 1/3 c
canned unsweetened coconut milk, well-stirred
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 large
mango, peeled and cut into thin slices (at least 24)
6 Tbsp
toasted coconut (for garnish)
6 sprig(s)
fresh mint (for garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a bowl wash rice well in several changes of cold water until water is clear. Soak rice overnight in cold water (enough water to cover rice completely).
Drain rice in a sieve. Set sieve over a large deep saucepan of simmering water (sieve should not touch water) and steam the rice, covered with a kitchen towel and a lid, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. Check water level in pan occasionally, adding more water if necessary.
While rice is cooking, in a small saucepan bring 1 cup coconut milk to a boil with 1/3 cup sugar and salt, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat, and keep mixture warm.
Transfer cooked rice to a bowl and stir in coconut-milk mixture. Cover, and let rice stand for 30 minutes, or until coconut-milk mixture is absorbed. Rice may be prepared up to this point 2 hours ahead and kept covered at room temperature.
While rice is standing, in another small saucepan slowly boil remaining 1/3 cup coconut milk with 3 tablespoons sugar, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Transfer sauce to a small bowl and chill until cooled and slightly thickened.
To serve, divide the rice into 6 potions. Scoop rice into small ramekins (or measuring cups), and invert onto dessert plates, forming a rice mound. Drizzle sauce over the rice mounds, and sprinkle coconut on top and garnish with mint (if using). Arrange mango slices among the plates, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Thai
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium