Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango (Khao Neaw Ma Muang)

Most of the Thai restaurants have this dessert dish on their menu. Not only because it’s traditional but they are pretty simple to make. With just a few ingredients you can creates a beautiful dessert that tasted great and appeals to the eyes too. Your guest will be impressed when you serve this to them. If you haven’t tried it, give this dessert a go. I am sure you will not be disappointed.


1 cup glutinous/sticky rice – wash and soak overnight
1 tsp salt
1 - 2 drop of pandan paste
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
3 ripe mangoes – peel and sliced

1. Prepare a steamer. Put the rice in a steaming pan, add in pandan paste and mix well. Steam the rice until tender. This will take about 25 minutes.
2. In the meantime, place the coconut milk in a heavy pot and heat over medium heat until hot. Do not boil. Add the sugar and salt and stir to dissolve completely.
3. When the sticky rice is tender, remove from steamer and pour 1 cup of the hot coconut milk over (reserve the rest for sauce) stir to mix the coconut milk into the rice. Cover and let it stand for half an hour.
4. Heat up the balance of the coconut milk mix, add in cornstarch solution and bring it up slow boil. Turn off the heat once sauce thickens.
5. To serve, place the sticky rice on plates. Top it with a few slices of mango and drizzle in some coconut sauce.

I'm submitting this dessert to Aspiring Bakers #5 - Fruity March , hosted by Jess of Bakericious.


My Little Space said...

I have yet try the Thai sticky rice pudding. Must try it some day. Btw, doesn't it sounds like something we have here without the mangoes but with kaya jam. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying your day.

Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream said...

OMG this is one of my favourite desserts! I haven't had it since I moved... the thai restaurant I frequent here doesn't have it.

I'll have to give the recipe a try... yum!

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

Scrumptious! Love this dessert and a must have when I go Thai restaurant.

I just love how you decorate the desserts.. so creative & beautiful.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Now is mango season, look like i need to buy some to prepare this yummy dessert!

The Sudden Cook said...

One of my all time favourite desserts - thanks so much for the recipe.

j3ss kitch3n said...

this is so delicious! i must try this soon!

Shereen said...

This is one of my favourite dessert,Gert.When we were living in Bangkok,almost everyday I'll buy this and makan.You would think that it is cheap in Thailand but it is not.If I'm not mistaken,it was about rm10 a plate and they only give you half a mango.It is much cheaper to buy this in Malaysia at those Thai Fair that you can find everywhere now in Malaysia.The star of this dessert is not the pulut or the kuah but for me the mango.Here in NZ difficult la to find the Thai mango..almost all our mangoes comes from Peru...no taste...and if dapat Thai mangoes,NZ$7 for a small tiny biji...like that the kulit and biji also must makan..hahaha.

Lisa H. said...

Nice green and gold ... very Aussie colour :)
I so so love this sticky rice mango... bought 10 mangoes last week and all gone within minutes... tak sempat to make anything :D

Yummy Bakes said...

so pretty and yummy

CaThY said...

I love this very much! Oh dear, you really make me drool ;P

Jeannie said...

I love glutinous rice and this is one of my favourite dessert too, so beautifully decorated!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

My friend just made a lovely version of this for a party we had. One of my fav desserts! Love how you arranged the mango into a heart. So sweet.

ann low said...

I love this sticky rice dessert and thanks sharing the recipe. Will buy some mangoes soon :)

The Sweetylicious said...

it look so nice and yummy! (:

Swee San said...

yes! it's mango season now!! I'm going to try incorporate some of the blue pea flowers into the sticky rice ..

Alice said...

yum! i love this dessert :)
not only looks delicious but so pretty too!

Cooking Foodie said...

Beautiful presentation - lovely recipe!

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, yes it is a bit like pulut tai tai minus the kaya.

Carpensm, hope you like this.

Jenn, thank you.

Sonia, wish I can get the type of mango from back home for this dessert :(

The Sudden Cook, you are welcome.

Jess, thank you.

Shereen, the last time I visited Bangkok was 2005 so it has been a while. Not sure how much it cost now. We can get only two types of mango here. One is the round and big green kind which tasted bad and the other one is the small yellow kind which is pretty good. That is the one I used. Most of our Mangoes came from Mexico. Yea I love those big Thai Mangoes too.

Lisa, ha ha..it summer there so you get plenty of mangoes :)

Yummy Koh, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Cathy, me too :)

Jeannie, thank you.

Xiaolu, thank you.

Ann, hope you like this.

Sweetylicious, thanks.

Swee San, I ran out of blue pea flowers if not I will add it in too :)

Alice, thanks.

Ciijubg Foodies, thank you.

hanushi said...

The 2nd picture is so appealing that I am drooling in front of my screen.

I wonder if it is v sweet? I always have the impression that Thai desserts are quite sweet.

Anonymous said...

Love to try this recipe. But how much water to add to the rice when steaming? Please advice. Thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, you don't need any water as you already soak the rice overnight. The liquid is the 1 cup of coconut milk you add later. See point 1 and 3.