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.
Mango on Coconut Sticky Rice
- 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
- Bring the coconut milk to a simmer and dissolve the sugar and salt into it.
- Pour the coconut milk onto the rice, reserving some, and let it sit for 5 minutes. The rice will absorb the coconut milk.
- Place the coconut rice on a dish and top with the sliced mango, the reserved coconut milk and some sesame seeds.
This recipe sound great!!! I will be trying it tonight.
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I like a lot the spicy and combination of Thai food, rice, palm sugar, coconut milk and mango sound divine for me.
Coffee & Vanilla says
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 🙂
That looks really good! You can’t go wrong with coconut rice and mango…!
Bellini Valli says
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.
I have never tried a dessert like this, but it sounds amazing!
This sounds so good, and I love the picture.
Sort of a healthy, refreshing dessert. I love mango.
delicious! this is also great as an afternoon snack with some jasmine tea.
The Cooking Ninja says
A nice classic Thai dessert 🙂
Laurie Constantino says
What a perfect dessert for a Thai dinner. Mango, oh mango, I love mango. Thanks!
Nice Thai dessert. Can be quite filling though 😛
Patricia Scarpin says
This is my kind of dessert, Kevin! I love sticky rice and the mangoes are a great addition to it.
Nora B. says
I love this dessert, but never thought of making it myself. It’s nice how your garnished it with sesame.
absolutely and utterly gorgeous Kevin!
this is one of my favorite thai desserts!
Mmmm, I love anything with sticky rice :]
I made this the other day, not realizing you posted a recipe as well. Yummy yummy, one of my favorite sweet treats!
This was one of my favorite desserts I had when I was in Thailand. True Thai sticky rice is such a treat.