Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mango Sticky Rice!

Exciting to purchase any Product of Thailand....even if it's distributed by California (my other favorite place).
I fell in love with mango sticky rice in Thailand. What a delicious dessert!! It's not even that difficult to make, as I learned! The hardest part is just the amount of time you need to soak the sticky rice. Preferrably over night, but I soaked it for a couple of hours. It's fun to see how much water the rice absorbs!
Ingredients: Sweet Rice, Mango, Coconut Milk, and sugar (not pictured). I would say don't use the lite coconut milk, it does not have the same sugar count you need for this sweet dessert. Geez, treat yourself!
Lettin' the Sweet Rice soak in water. It should soak over night ideally, but 2 - 3 hours is good too.
I do not yet own a bamboo steamer, but you can use cheesecloth over your regular ol' steamer!
The finished product! Yum!
Soak the sticky rice for 2 - 3 hours minimum, but preferably over night. Then, you must steam the rice either with a bamboo steamer or by placing a cheesecloth over the steam section of your steamer. The rice takes about 15 - 20 minutes to get sticky, it will also be translucent when finished. .

Heat the coconut milk in a pot over medium heat. Stir constantly and let the coconut milk simmer. Hard boiled coconut milk will curdle. Add sugar and salt. Remove from heat. Pour 3/4 of the hot coconut milk over the hot sticky rice. Let it sit for 5 minutes. The hot sticky rice will absorb all the coconut milk. The rice should be a little mushy. Spoon the rest of the coconut milk on top of the rice at serving time.


Mmm, mango sticky rice in Nong Khai.
Mmmm, mango sticky rice in Krabi Town! How do they get the rice to be such crazy colors?!

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