Thai mango sticky rice is incredible. After a spicy Thai meal full of garlic, basil, ginger, and curry, the creamy coconut flavor of the rice combined with a sweet juicy mango tastes so subtle and so perfect. Unfortunately, it is supposed to be a pain in the butt to make.
One day, I was feeling a bit adventurous, so I decided to give it a whirl using only the ingredients found in my cupboard. This is normally a recipe for disaster (pun intended), but this time it worked! By "worked," I mean that this Caucasian woman feels like the end result is close enough to what Thai restaurants serve. The real test will come when I serve it to my Thai mother-in-law.
Here is my simple, three step, four ingredient recipe:
- 1 cup white rice
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- a few tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
- a juicy, juicy mango cut up
- Cook the rice.
- Just before the rice is done, gently stir in the coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
- Serve with mangoes. Sprinkle it with sesame seeds if you're really going for the Thai restaurant look.
Now, if I can only figure out an easy way to make a yummy Thai meal to eat before it...