Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mango Sticky Rice...I'm back!

Greetings!  I am really happy to be back to blogging.  My suitcase is unpacked, laundry is done, but alas my jet-lag persists.  My husband and I recently returned from an adventure in Thailand and Myanmar with some great friends.  I have so much to share with you.

I wanted to share with you a recipe for Mango Sticky Rice first.  My husband is hooked on this dish after our trip and I have already been asked to make it regularly.  After being home for just 4 days, it has already graced our dinner table.

This is a VERY simple dessert and perfect for summer.  It does require the right kind of rice (READ: I am not sure what grain is the best).  Mine was not terribly sticky but it was delicious just the same.

Mango Sticky Rice

2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups of rice
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of coconut milk
3 TBS of sugar
1/8 tsp of salt

In a glass dish with a cover, add the rice and water.  Let this sit for 10-15minutes.  Then microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes and stir.  Repeat this until the rice is translucent.  If you have a rice maker of course this is the perfect time to pull out this appliance.  
Heat the coconut milk over medium-high heat.  Stir until it reaches a low boil.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and salt.  Pour 3/4 of the coconut milk over the rice and stir well.  
Place 1/2 a mango on a plate with a scoop or two of rice.  Pour a 2-3 TBS of the remaining coconut milk over the rice.  Serve.  Enjoy!

*Check back soon for the food details of our trip!


  1. Fantastic, hope you had a great time! The food there is to die for. I love the street food like this in particular.
    The best kind of rice for this dish is sticky rice, also called glutinous rice, sold at some megamarts and at any Asian food store. It's best prepared by steaming, as opposed to boiling like you would other rice. If you don't have a steamer basket, there are plenty of makeshift ways to make it anyway, Google knows all.
    Have fun bringing all those delicious Asian flavors to your dishes! How did you find Burma? The junta scared me away from there.

  2. We love Mangos & sticky rice too! A staple for our summer dessert. We've used Jasmine rice with really good success. Also we let the coconut milk soak over the rice for about 10 min. before we serve it.

    I can't wait to hear how the trip was!!

  3. welcome back, i bet you had a fabulous time! this look INCREDIBLE! i love the coconut rice.


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