Sticky Rice With Mango also known as Khao Niao Mamuang ( ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง) is a traditional dessert from Thailand with delicious sweetened coconut sticky rice with ripe mangoes.
Why you are going to love Sticky Rice With Mango
One bite of the creamy lightly sweetened coconut sticky rice with a slice of mango and you will think you have died and gone to tropical heaven. Perfectly ripe mangoes balance so nicely with sticky rice. We have a little twist on this favorite as we add in the little fresh ginger into the sticky rice and you are going to love it.
Live on location in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Today, we are making one of the most famous desserts in Thailand, khao niao mamuang ( ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง), it is a sweet coconut sticky rice with mango. Oh my goodness, this dessert is to die for. I am sure it is not the most “low-calorie” option out there, but after all it was my holiday and my last splurge before my 2012 fitness kick. In addition, this special treat is gluten-free, so there you have it… A winner dessert!
Before we start to cook here is a quick glance of my view from the alfresco Smart Cook Thai cookery in Chiang Mai…
What is Sticky Rice?
Sticky rice can be purchased at Asian food stores (Note that when it’s sold in the package, it is labelled as “sweet rice” or “glutinous rice”.) Please do not confuse with Jasmine rice or Japanese short grained rice as these are different but can be used as a substitute. If you want the dish to be traditional you need to be able to get your hands on sweet, glutinous rice.
Sticky Rice With Mango: Khao Niao Mamuang ( ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)- serves 2 adults or one small snack for growing teenage boys
Recipe from Smart Cook Thai Cookery School in Chiang Mai
- 100 grams Sticky Rice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (At the cooking school we used fresh squeezed coconut milk but you can use the kind in the can)
- 2 teaspoons coconut cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 50 grams fresh sliced mangoes (Can substitute with Jack fruit or any fruit you like)
- Toasted mung beans (Optional)
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Sticky Rice With Mango: Khao Niao Mamuang ( ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)
- 100 grams Glutinous Rice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tsp coconut cream
- 2 tbsp sugar or sugar alternative
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 50 grams mangoes
sliced (Can substitute with Jack fruit or any fruit you like)
- toasted mung beans
- Soak the sticky rice in water for 3-4 hours or better overnight.
- Drain the rice grains and put in the sticky rice basket for cooking with boiling water. (In Thailand, traditionally, sticky rice is steamed in these long funnel-like baskets. However, you can use whatever you have on hand such a standard steamer, Chinese bamboo steamer or maybe just use a big wok with a small cup and a plate on top with water on the bottom to achieve the concept of steaming.)
- Steam for 30 minutes.
- Heat coconut milk, sugar and salt and stir well.
- Add the sticky rice, mix together and leave for 10 minutes.
- Stir one more time and serve on a plate with sliced mangoes.
- Pour the coconut cream over the sticky rice and top with toasted crunchy mung beans.