New foodie post!!!! If last week I talked about a Spanish Christmas dessert, today is time for something more exotic and also delicious, the famous Thai Mango Sticky Rice.
To be honest I haven’t heard of this delicatessen before my travel to Thailand, but immediately after trying it for the very first time I couldn’t but surrender to its delicious taste.
It’s mainly sweet rice and mango topped with coconut cream, so simple, so perfect.
This dessert is originally from Thailand, but as it happens with many South East Asian foods, it spreads all along and you can nowadays find it all over the area.
Well known is that rice is of great importance for Thailand, their alimentation is based on it, there you can realize that every single meal of a traditional Thailand diet contains it. Moreover, it goes beyond the dietary, it represents their culture. Thai people pray and perform ceremonies to the god of rice to ensure the harvest.
I was lucky as to join a cooking class in Thailand where one of the dishes taught was this one. I reckon myself an amateur cooker, even though, the preparation is not hard and with ease you can prepare great Mango Sticky Rice at home. However its cooking procedure can be managed with ease, the hard part would be to find the ingredients for accomplish the perfect and traditional one.
If you are around Thailand or its neighbor countries and between the dessert menusyou find it, no doubt, give it a shot, but caution!!! Be aware, it can be tremendously addictive; you will never forget its sweet fresh exotic flavor.
I’m going to share a recipe, in case you feel adventurous, or maybe you have tried it before and you miss one of the treasures of Thai Food, you can give it a try.
- 100grs Sticky Rice (special type of rice, but you can try with some sort of thick rice, the idea is to absorb liquid to make it more tasty and sticky)
- ½ cup squeezed coconut milk (hard to find aye, try with canned coconut milk)
- Banana leaves
- 2 tsp coconut cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 50 gr Mango (ripe yellow mango, more soft than the green/red one)
To prepare sweet sticky rice,
- Clean the rice in water to remove dirt, pour water in a bowl with the rice stir and drain the water, repeat until water stays clear.
- Then let rice soak with water for over 4 hours.
- Time to steam the rice; in Thailand they boil water in a pot and on top the place a cooking bamboo rice steamer with banana leaves and the rice inside, covered. 30 min. As it is very hard to find one of those, just use the method you consider to steam the rice. Banana leaves gives more flavor to the rice but if you struggle to find them, you can just skip them.
- In a different pan add the coconut milk with sugar and salt and stir while heating.
- Add the sticky rice to the mixture and leave it for 10 min.
- On a plate place the Mangoes sliced or how your creativity demands.
- Put some rice on side.
- And pour some coconut cream on top of all.
Easy peasy, isn’t it? I’ve added some pictures to help you with the ingredients and utensils. As you can see, the procedure is quite easy, but the difficulty arises with the ingredients and tools, is for so that you’ll never going to replicate back at home this very same taste, but at least you can have a very good approach.
Hope you guys enjoyed it and give a try to the recipe, if you try please, share a picture of the result, and of course,