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Sticky Rice with Mango

2010 May 3
by rob

After having recently acquired a box of valuable Alphonso Mangos from the Gerard India Bazaar in Toronto, a new friend and I some time preparing a delicious dish that I first got to enjoy in Thailand. I was introduced to this fantastic at the cooking class I attended at the Thai Farm in Chiang Mai. This time around, we didn’t follow the same recipe that the school used. In particular, we didn’t use any mung beans (though I don’t remember using mung beans in Thailand, either).

Sticky Rice with Mango

Sticky Rice with Mango


Looks so sloppy - Tastes so good

Looks so sloppy - Tastes so good

Ingredients
glutinous (or sticky rice) — enough to make about two cups of rice.
coconut milk — maybe about a cup and a half
a bit of salt — just a wee bit
some sugar — three or four tablespoons — maybe more if you like it sweeter
some roasted sesame seeds – just as a garnish
mangos — four — one per serving

As always, the quantities in my recipes are very approximate since I generally don’t measure these things much as I prepare things. It’s more fun to just throw stuff together and see what happens.

Instructions
1. Prepare the sticky rice. In general, you need to wash the rice and let it soak overnight before steaming it. I find that my electric rice cooker usually steams the rice quite successfully. If you are old school or a hot shot, then you need to use a cheese cloth and one of those bamboo baskets.
2. Slowly heat the coconut milk and add the salt and sugar. I recommend adding the sugar in small amounts to bring the mixture up to your desired level of sweetness. Depending on how sweet the actual mangos are, you may need to add more or less sugar to compensate. When I made this dish the other day, I used Alphonso Mangos which are super sweet, so I used far less sugar.
3. Pour about three-quarters of the mixture onto the rice. Mix it together and let it sit and cool for about an hour. The mixture should all soak into the rice.
4. Divide the rice-coconut-concoction into four individual bowls. Cut up each mango into small pieces and add to each bowl (i.e.: one mango per bowl).
5. Pour out the rest of the coconut milk into each bowl and garnish with sesame seeds.

Enjoy! Prepares four servings.

Stunned by the Amazing Flavour!

Stunned by the Amazing Flavour!

Credits for assistance and inspiration go to Janet, whom I’m sure will be putting up a similar posted at her own blog soon enough.


Rob Szumlakowski
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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