Mango sticky rice is one of the most popular Thai desserts. This tropical dish is served all over Thailand, as well as at Thai restaurants in the rest of the world!
It’s a delicious combination of a sticky coconut rice pudding with fresh slices of mango. It’s also vegan, gluten-free and can be made refined sugar-free if you prefer!
This sweet and creamy recipe is a simple and easy way to make your own authentic Thai mango sticky rice. It’s a great dessert for a summer meal or any time of year!
The key to this recipe is good quality Thai sweet rice (also known as glutinous rice), really juicy sweet mangoes, and a good quality coconut cream. You can get these ingredients at Asian food markets or well-stocked supermarkets.
First, rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water until it is completely clear. This helps the rice cook more evenly and prevents the final product from being overcooked or undercooked. If the rice is not rinsed well enough, it may have a tendency to become dry and lose its sticky texture after cooking.
After rinsing the rice, put it in a pot with plenty of water to boil on the stove-top. Add about 1 tablespoon of the coconut milk and bring it to a simmer. When the coconut milk is a little reduced, remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar.
Once the sugar has dissolved, add the remaining coconut milk and whisk until it has become very thick and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a sauce pourer or small container until ready to serve.
If you don’t have a cornstarch slurry, you can use any other starch or flour you have on hand to thicken the sauce. It’s best to do this before serving the rice, otherwise the slurry will run off the plate and you will have to scrape it off.
You can also use canned coconut milk for this recipe, but be sure to shake it well before opening! Canned coconut milk often separates over time if it’s left to sit on the shelf.
For a perfect finish, add some toasted sesame seeds to the top of your rice and a generous scoop of fresh mango. This Thai dessert is one that you will want to eat again and again!
The best place to find this sweet Thai dessert is in Bangkok. It’s served at local food carts, as well as at many restaurants in the city.
It’s very popular and a must-try when visiting the city! You’ll be able to find it on almost every street corner. It’s a great treat to enjoy after dinner when you’re not feeling too full and are looking for something to sweeten up your appetite.
This is also a great snack for kids when they are sick or just need something to munch on. It’s soft and easy to chew, and the fruit is very healthy.
You’ll also love this recipe if you’re a fan of Filipino cuisine! It’s similar to ‘kakanin’ or ube sticky rice but with a different flavor profile.