Sunday, April 14, 2013

Recipe: Thai sticky rice with mango (Khao Neow Ma-Muang)

To conclude our Thai theme, let's end with something sweet, shall we? I'm sure most of you are familiar with the classic Thai sticky rice with mango dessert. It is a very famous Thai dessert, which can be found on the menu of most Thai restaurants. Coincidentally my dad bought some mangoes for us last weekend, so I decided to make this dessert.

Thai sticky rice with mango


Apparently, the Thais eat almost no dairy products and rely on the coconut for creaminess for both their savoury and sweet dishes. It also replaces oil or butter in many recipes. Coconut cream is made from the first milking of the grated coconut to produce a liquid with a rich, thick consistency. The coconut cream is used as a garnish for the dessert. Coconut milk on the other hand, is its thinner relation, which is a product of the second milking of the same grated coconut (ie soak the grated coconut in some warm water and then milk). The coconut milk is added to the steamed sticky rice for creaminess. For this dessert, I would highly recommend using fresh coconut if you can get your hands on it.



Using sweet ripe mangoes is equally important to complement the sweet-salty coconut milk sticky rice. I use palm sugar (gula melaka) so the sticky rice is lightly brown, so if you prefer your sticky rice to be white, replace with caster sugar. A sweet, delectable dessert. :)






Thai sticky rice with mango
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Little Taste of Thailand
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
For the steamed sticky rice with coconut milk
200g sticky or glutinous rice
170ml coconut milk
1 tbsp palm sugar (gula melaka)
1/2 tsp salt

3-4 large ripe mangoes
120ml coconut cream, mixed with 1/4 tsp salt (or however much you can squeeze out of 1 coconut)
A few sprigs of mint, to garnish


1. Put the rice in a bowl and pour in enough cold water to cover the rice. Soak for at least 3-4 hours. Drain and transfer to a steamer basket (or just use a plate suitable for steaming). Spread the rice in basket/plate and place in the steamer over low heat. Steam for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice swells and is tender (take a grain and test). The cooking time will vary depending on the soaking time.

2. While the rice is cooking, place coconut milk, palm sugar and salt in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. This will take about 5 minutes.

3. Once the rice is cooked, pour the coconut milk over the rice and use a wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. Transfer to a large tray and spread out the rice to help it cool quickly. If it cools slowly it will be soggy rather than sticky.

4. Peel the mangoes and slice off the two outside cheeks of each, removing as much flesh as you can in large pieces. Slice each cheek into smaller pieces, horizontally.

5. Arrange the mango pieces of a serving plate. Spoon a portion of steamed sticky rice with coconut milk  and place next to the mango slices. Spoon some coconut cream on top. Serve at room temperature.

*Note: The coconut cream and milk is milked from 1 coconut.  You can also sprinkle 2 tablespoons of dry-fried mung beans on top of the dessert. 






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*This recipe is featured on Fabulous Food Blog Recipes on 17 April 2013.

45 comments:

  1. Have heard a lot about this desert..lovely to see here!! Looks amazing

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    1. Not difficult to make, plus I think you can get really nice mangoes over at your side of the world :)

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  2. Love this a lot esp with the coconut cream on top. :)

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  3. ooh, i'm a fan of the sticky rice, but not so much of the mangoes. always wondered what other fruits could be used for this ... maybe mangosteens! :D

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    1. Haha I guess you could pair it with any (soft-ish) type of fruits that you like.

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  4. This is my second favortie Thai dessert! First is still Pumpkin Custard... :)

    Its perfect when mango season are here and they are super sweet and fragrant... we should have a Thai party cookout!

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    1. I think not many places does good pumpkin custard... will have to try making that one day too. And a Thai cookout sounds great!

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  5. My favourite Thai dessert. Great with durian too! Slurpssss!!!!

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    1. Hehe we actually had this for lunch! :D

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  7. I wont say no to this dessert. Yummy indeed

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  8. Somebody has been cooking some Thai food lately lol Yup , it looks delicious and makes my mouth water :D

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    1. Hehe thanks Anne! Would love to try more Thai recipes if I have time.

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  9. I've extracted coconut milk before.... Seems too intimidating a task. :P Never tried mango sticky rice but I guess I shall rectify that soon!

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    1. Yea it is one of the more time consuming task, I guess. I use a coffee strainer and it works well. I dont really fancy those packet coconut milk/cream.

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  10. I love this desert! It's like a MUST order everytime I visit a Thai restaurant. Love your elegant arrangement. Since now is mango season, best time to make this! 👍

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    1. Haha ya... my dad been buying us mangoes almost every week!!

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  12. Oh...I love Sticky Rice with Mango! This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. I remember travelling to Thailand years ago and had the most amazing Sticky rice with mango! The mango was so fresh, sweet and melt in the mouth. I can hardly get any mango that good in the States! I miss fruit in Asia so much. Your dessert really brings back many good memories for me. :)

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    1. Oh that's unfortunate. We get so many different variants of mangoes here, I'm not really fussed which one I have as long as it is sweet!

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  13. this looks decent. not too heavy. ;D

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  14. This looks so delicious! I love this, will be sure to give the recipe a try sometime. This is really expensive at restaurants these days.

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    1. Yeah, when u think of how easy it is to prepare, it is quite ridiculous for restaurants to charge a high price tag for it.

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  15. Mango is my most favorite fruit. I loved your recipe. I will definitely try it someday. I know it will blow my friends' mind when they will taste it.

    Regards,
    Finn Felton

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    1. Hope your friends will enjoy it!

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    2. My friends and I loved it, we relished the rice and mango dish. However, it wasn't exactly how I expected it to be, for mangoes were not that sweet. But we had really enjoyed a lot.

      Thanks a bunch Baby Sumo for such a delicious recipe.

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    3. Very glad you liked it! Thanks for trying the recipe ;)

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  16. what a beautiful execution! so pwetty!

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  17. Friend., I like mango more than sticky rice. Ha ha ha.... But this is really nice Thai dessert. Very popular in Thailand. :). :)

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    1. Then you will like mine, more mango than rice! Hehe. :)

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  18. wa u r versatile! Can't believe that you also know how to cook Mango Sticky Rice which is a thai cuisine you

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    1. Hehe learn from cookbook lor :) I think if u have tasted it before, then u can recreate the taste in your kitchen.

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  19. so pretty.. can open restaurant already! :D

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    1. Open restaurant? Cannot yet la... but cook for my family can la :)

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  20. I love this dessert. Most of the time the restaurants serve ice cream and very simple desserts, but some good Thai restaurants serve this sticky rice and mango! Ohhh I should try making it at home!

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  21. It's been ages since I last had this refreshing dessert. Well, more than ages I should say, during my flying years ! LOL Thanks for sharing this recipe, now I can make them myself. My youngest son will be trilled , mango is his favorite fruit! ;)

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  22. Hi dear, thnx fr linking this yummy recipe to my event, looking frwd for more Mangolicious recipes.
    Have a luvly week ahead ♥

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  23. Thank you for the information
    look yummy

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