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Mango Sticky Rice

Yields2 Servings

It's an iconic Thai dish. You can get it nearly everywhere in Thailand. In theory it's a dessert but it's very filling so it can be easily treated as a main dish. We fallen in love with it and started to not only buy it every time we're in Thailand but also making it ourselves.

mango sticky rice

 1 cup Thai sweet (glutinous) rice
 4 tbsp brown sugar
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 can coconut milk (good quality)
 1 ripe mango

Soak rice in a cup of water for about 30 minutes.
Start Timer: 30 Minutes
Do not drain it.
This is an important step. The rice will not get sticky and may remain under-cooked if you skip soaking.


After soaking add another 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 can of coconut milk, salt and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Stir well.


Boil rice on low heat about 20-30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
Start Timer: 20 Minutes
Turn off the heat but let the rice sit under the lid for another 5 minutes.
Well prepared rice should be mushy sticky and soft.


Heat the remaining coconut milk over a low heat, add salt and sugar, stir well until sugar dissolved and remove from the heat right after. Do not boil it.


Peel the mango and cut it length ways as close to the stone as possible. Discard the stone and mango cut into cubes.


Put a rice on the plate, add mango next to it and pour coconut cream prepared earlier over it.
For additional taste and decoration you can sprinkle it with crushed peanuts.


If you an't find glutinous rice you can use regular one. To make it more sticky try to soak it overnight in water or add a little more water for cooking. It won't be as sticky as glutinous rice but good enough.
Other option (and the best substitute) is to use sushi rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.3g47%

Saturated Fat 25.8g129%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 622mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 72.1g25%

Dietary Fiber 6.8g28%
Sugars 44.5g
Protein 5.9g12%

Calcium 4%
Iron 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.