Mango on Coconut Sticky Rice

Mango on Coconut  Sticky Rice

Over the last few months I have been exploring some Thai cuisine. It did not take me long to come across coconut milk. Coconut milk is commonly used in Thai curries and I have also discovered that it can be mixed with rice. Coconut rice is a cool and refreshing contrast to spicy dishes. I really like the amazing aroma of warm rice with coconut milk. I was looking for some new ways of using coconut milk when I came came across the concept of a Thai sticky rice dessert. This is a dessert that is made with Thai sticky rice that has soaked up sweetened coconut milk and it is commonly topped with seasonal fruit. The mango coconut sticky rice was really good and I was a bit surprised that such a simple sounding dish could be so good!

I was able to find the Thai sticky rice at a shop that specializes in carrying all sorts of rice. It seems to be pretty similar to Japanese short grained rice. I just cooked the sticky rice in my rice cooker the same as any other rice and it turned out perfect. If you want to cook it without a rice cooker you should soak it in water for an hour to over night and then steam it for 20 minutes.

Ingredients:
1 serving cooked sticky rice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon palm sugar (grated, or white sugar, or honey, etc.)
1 pinch salt
1/2 mango (sliced)
sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Bring the coconut milk to a simmer and dissolve the sugar and salt into it.
2. Pour the coconut milk onto the rice, reserving some, and let it sit for 5 minutes. The rice will absorb the coconut milk.
3. Place the coconut rice on a dish and top with the sliced mango, the reserved coconut milk and some sesame seeds.

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18 comments:

sddonegan said...

This recipe sound great!!! I will be trying it tonight.

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Sylvia said...

I like a lot the spicy and combination of Thai food, rice, palm sugar, coconut milk and mango sound divine for me.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Kevin,
That is a very nice recipe!
I often make coconut rice, but never tried it in sweet version... must taste good. I will try it soon :)

Jenn said...

That looks really good! You can't go wrong with coconut rice and mango...!

Bellini Valli said...

You eat so well at your home Kevin!! I love the sounds of the coconut rice for dessert. I love a different version of coconut rice with my satays.

Deborah said...

I have never tried a dessert like this, but it sounds amazing!

Emiline said...

This sounds so good, and I love the picture.

Sort of a healthy, refreshing dessert. I love mango.

maybahay said...

delicious! this is also great as an afternoon snack with some jasmine tea.

The Cooking Ninja said...

A nice classic Thai dessert :)

Laurie Constantino said...

What a perfect dessert for a Thai dinner. Mango, oh mango, I love mango. Thanks!

tigerfish said...

Nice Thai dessert. Can be quite filling though :P

Patricia Scarpin said...

This is my kind of dessert, Kevin! I love sticky rice and the mangoes are a great addition to it.

Nora B. said...

I love this dessert, but never thought of making it myself. It's nice how your garnished it with sesame.

Holler said...

absolutely and utterly gorgeous Kevin!

MrsPresley said...

this is one of my favorite thai desserts!

Tarah said...

Mmmm, I love anything with sticky rice :]

Alta said...

I made this the other day, not realizing you posted a recipe as well. Yummy yummy, one of my favorite sweet treats!

Amy said...

This was one of my favorite desserts I had when I was in Thailand. True Thai sticky rice is such a treat.

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