SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG


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SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANGI have linked sweet sticky rice with coconut and mango to Thailand almost immediately. It’s like one of the things you must try if you have not when you are in Thailand. This very simple dessert which also known as kaho niaw mamuang in Thai, is simply awesome. Sticky rice or often known as glutinous rice or sweet rice in Asia is a very common ingredient used to whether prepare main dishes, appetizers or desserts.

If you go to Thailand and you see a bamboo basket, you can be sure that it’s sticky rice inside. The sticky rice is usually steamed and then dressed with coconut milk and accompanied with mango slices. It’s hard to imagine how simple stuff can be so good, but the combination is so very good. You just have to try to know what I mean.

Sweet sticky rice with coconut and mango can be found at curbside and restaurants throughout Thailand. As shared in the Bangkok Street Food cookbook, to the Thai people, especially those from the Isan, sticky rice symbolize how they “stick” together through joys and tears. They stick together as sticky rice :)

SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANGSWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG

SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG (4-6 servings)
 

What you will need:
  • 14 oz (400 g) sticky rice/glutinous rice/sweet rice
  • Water for steaming
  • 13.5 oz (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 4.5 oz (125 g) sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pandan leaves/screwpine leaves (can be found at frozen section in Asian grocery store)
  • 1 or 2 ripe mangoes
  • Roasted sesame seeds (optional – but I like how it adds some nuttiness)

Instructions:
  1. Rinse sticky rice frequently until the water is clear. Leave the sticky rice soak for one night in cold water. If you are pressing for time, at least 3 hours in warm water (sorry, can’t be any earlier or it won’t turn out good)
  2. If you don’t have a steamer, get a large pot with lid with some water enough to place a bamboo steamer inside. Bring the water in the steamer to a boil. Steam the sticky rice in a bamboo steam basket with a lid for 20 minutes. If you don’t have bamboo steamer , don’t worry, place the sticky rice in a heat-proof glass bowl and cover with a kitchen towel, then cover the pot with its lid
  3. Turn the rice regularly with a wooden spatula so that the rice can steam equally
  4. While the sticky rice is steaming, put the coconut milk in a pan on a low heat. Add sugar, salt and pandan leave and let simmer gently for 10 minutes
  5. Remove the pandan leave and use a tongs to wring it above the coconut milk so you don’t lose too much coconut milk that is absorbed by the pandan leaves. Pour half of the coconut milk mixture over the warm sticky rice, The sticky rice has to be moist but not drowned in coconut milk. Leave to stand for 15 minutes
  6. Peel the mango and cut in small cubes. You can use this hedgehog method for easier cutting: Slice both mangoes down either side of the stone. Take each half and score a crisscross pattern about 2 cm down through the flesh, stopping at the skin. Turn the skin inside out so the mango pieces pop up. Trim the skin off the middle bit where the stone is, then cut them into cubes as well so you are not throwing any extra flesh away Put the sticky rice in small servings bowls, spoon over a few tablespoon of the other half of the (warm) coconut mixture and scoop some mango cubes on top. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds

This is just so perfect for afternoon tea snack or as dessert after a meal :)

SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANGSWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG

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