Mango Sticky Rice

Staff Writer
Mango Sticky Rice
Jane Bruce

This dish is simple to make, but it's all about having the right ingredients. I learned to make this during a cooking class in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and have recreated it stateside several times since — with varrying results. This time, I got it right, by searching out the most authentic Thai ingredients. It's possible to substitute in brown sugar and a different kind of rice, but it just won't yield the same results. To get the most out of this delicious dessert, visit a Thai grocery store in your area to make sure you are getting the right products.

4
Servings
638
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Thai sticky rice
  • 3 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 8 Tablespoons Thai palm sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons rice flour
  • 2 ripe mangos, sliced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

In a small pan, cover rice with water and let soak for at least 30 minutes.

After soaking, put pan on high heat and bring to a boil. One boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover, leaving a little space for some steam to escape. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until water is gone. Turn off flame but leave pan on burner and let sit for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat coconut milk in a small pot. Add sugar and salt and stir to combine. 

Add 1/2-3/4 coconut milk mixture to rice and cover. Let the rice absorb the coconut milk for about 15 minutes. 

Heat the remaining coconut milk mixture over medium heat. Add rice flour and stir well until dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened. 

To serve, transfer the sticky rice to a plate and top with sliced mango. Drizzle remaining coconut milk mixture over top. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Mango Sticky Rice Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Mango Sticky Rice Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
41g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
123g
41%
Vitamin A
91µg
10%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.6%
Vitamin C
62mg
100%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
59mg
6%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
89µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
89µg
22%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
81mg
20%
Monounsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
185mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
516mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.5%
Sodium
605mg
25%
Sugars, added
18g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.7%
Zinc
2mg
11%