January 31, 2007

Mango & Sticky Rice



Ingredients:
2 mangoes, sliced
2 cups sticky rice (also frequently labeled "glutenous rice" or "sweet rice")
14 oz coconut milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar



Directions:
In a medium bowl, cover the rice in warm water. Allow to soak 1 hour. Rinse and drain. Place in a large pot with 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Meanwhile, bring the coconut milk, a pinch of salt and the brown sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to cook until it has reduced slighly and is thicker. Place the warm rice into a bowl and pour the hot coconut milk over it. Stir to combine. Allow to sit 30 minutes before serving. Serve with sliced mango.


Yield: about 6 modest servings.


My thoughts:

Mango with sticky rice is my favorite dessert to get when we go to a Thai restaurant. It is super easy to make at home if you can find the glutenous rice. I like to make it with light coconut milk (although I have been served just plain sticky rice with mango, I like it best with the coconut) instead of the regular kind, it has pretty much the same flavor and a lot less saturated fat. Light coconut milk does take slightly longer to thicken then regular coconut milk so figure in a few minutes extra cooking time if you go to make this.

8 comments:

  1. Will you make this for me sometime? It's also one of my favorite things.

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  2. i made this just a few weeks ago and i loved it. yummy & sweet!

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  3. That sounds & looks wonderful!!

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  4. You can't go wrong with mangoes and coconut!

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  5. have you tried making this with black sticky rice? the nuttiness of the black rice makes for such an interesting combo with the coconut.

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  6. Congrats, you've made mango look good enough that I'm almost willing to try it again.

    Almost, but not quite.

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  7. Mango is my favorite fruit...add it to sticky rice and you've got a match made in heaven.(drool)

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  8. Sticky Rice is something I've always wanted to try. I've never had it before. This looks really good.

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