Friday, October 21, 2011

Umai! : Mango Sticky Rice

I'm sure many of you have had mango sticky rice before, as it's a popular item at any Thai restaurant.  It's simple ingredients would also suggest that it'd be easy to make at home.

I used the recipe from Cooking From Above, though it's a pretty simple dish and can be found all over the internet (here's a version similar to the one I used).
The book simplifies a lot of Asian dishes, but I love the overhead pictures of each step! So useful for noobs like me.
The hardest part about this sticky rice is that you have to let the rice soak overnight.  Which requires meal planning more than a couple hours in advance!  Not one of my natural abilities.
Rice after soaking.
This dish also called for a cheesecloth! (So exciting, I know!)  I found one at Safeway, opened it up and declared:

"Cheesecloth is gauze!"  Yes.  Figured that out.

Once the rice is soaked, I steamed it in the cheesecloth for about a half hour or so.
Fluffy and sticky!
Then I poured in some coconut milk and sugar, and let it all soak up into the rice.
Well, I mixed it in first, of course.
Top with some mango, and dig in!

Yeah, I don't have any clue how to cut mango.  You think islander-husband would have taught his wifu, but I don't think he knows either.

Anyway, the best part, to me, is the mango! So make sure you get a nice juicy sweet one (mine wasn't quite ripe enough).  Bananas also work really well with this dish if you're not a mango fan.

Though not a meal light on fat and calories, it's certainly delicious!

Other Desserts:

Red Bean Mochi Soup
Hawaiian Bread Pudding
Tofu Pie
Bibingka Galapong
Wintermelon Cake
Sweet Almond Tea


    One of my favorite cooking blogs on how to cut a mango. :)

  2. Yum! My husband loves mango... Glad you found your cheesecloth :)

  3. It looks delicious! I've never had it, and I haven't ever made the sticky sweet rice before!

  4. Mmmm... I've never made mango sticky rice although I have all the ingredients sitting in my kitchen right now. For a long time I had this bookmarked: and she says you don't have to soak the rice if you cook it in a rice cooker? At any rate, I need to try this one day, yours looks so good!

  5. I LOVE mango sticky rice, excited to try this out!


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