Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice
Staff Writer
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
689
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
128g
98%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
250µg
36%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
225mg
23%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
115µg
29%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
207mg
65%
Manganese, Mn
7mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
571mg
82%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
155mg
10%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
196g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.