Thai Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice With Fresh Mango

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 3/4 cups of water
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water
2 ripe mangoes, cut into bite-size pieces


Soak the sticky rice in 1 cup water for 1 hour in a pot
Add 3/4 cup (more) water to the rice and bring it to boil on a high heat. Reduce to low heat and cover it with a lid.
Meanwhile, make coconut sauce. Pour 3/4 cup of coconut cream into a saucepan on a medium heat. Let it simmer, add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
When the rice becomes dry (not yet cooked), pour the hot coconut sauce onto the sticky rice. Turn the heat off. Cover it with a lid for 15 minutes.
Make coconut cream. Pour 1/4 coconut cream onto a saucepan. Let it simmer then add a pinch of salt and cornstarch.



Joe Damrongphiwat's picture

You're welcome Helen. Let me know how you go :-)

Helen Pitlick's picture

Sweet coconut sticky rice with Mango is one of my favorite things to eat ever! When I lived in the Bay Area, there was this fast-food Thai joint that I would drop in every time I visited SF, but I no longer live in California and the last time I tried to find the place it had closed. Anyhow, I am super excited to try making it for myself with your recipe- thanks for sharing.

Tanja Wilmot's picture

aroy dee! this was one of my total favourites when I lived in khanom capital Petchaburi. Thanks for sharing how to make it. Lovely pic too btw.

Joe Damrongphiwat's picture

Khob Khoon krub, Tanja. I am glad you like the recipe. You now make me miss Petchaburi and Samutsongkram!


I have been cooking up a storm. For the past 4 weeks or so, I have made many dishes from my childhood as part of my photography folio on food and identity at school. I don't usually make Thai desserts much here. How funny - cooking these familiar dishes really brought back a lot of my childhood memories.

Thai sweet coconut sticky rice with mango brought me back memories about my mother's father who used to own a mango farm in Thailand. Every harvest season, I remember I often went to stay at my grandfather's place to help harvest. A thank you gift I got back was kilos of fresh raw and ripe mangoes. I brought them back home and always went to buy the best sweet coconut sticky rice from a shop at the back of an alley where I grew up in the next morning. Mmmmm the aroma of jasmine flowers in the sticky rice and rich coconut cream and my grandfather's organic mangoes were really comforting.




Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:44pm

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