Thai Coconut-Mango Sticky Rice

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sass Smith

I was trying to match a dessert sold at a local Thai restaurant; this is pretty close, but not exact. The real thing uses glutinous rice, but since that is not available in most of the U.S., this can be a variation for people without it.

Top Review by Mr Wonderful

Instead of mixing the coconut milk with half water, I used the recommend amount of water but in coconut milk. It does take a bit longer to cook, but you get more of the sticky consistency as found in purchasing the sticky rice. Everything about it was perfect, excellent recipe without having to go and purchase the sticky rice from an asian market of the sorts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup basmati rice or 12 cup jasmine rice or 12 cup other sweet asian rice
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk (you can use the light kind if you want, it just makes it a little less rich)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 mango, sliced


  1. Rice: Cook rice according to package directions, but substitute coconut milk for half of the water, and add half the sugar.
  2. It should be fairly dry when you finish cooking it, without any liquid visible in the pot.
  3. Sauce: In a medium saucepan, boil the rest of the coconut milk with the second half of the sugar.
  4. Keep this at a full boil until the rice is cooked, or until it reaches a thick, syrupy consistency.
  5. Presentation: Arrange the cooked coconut rice in a bowl or plate with the mango slices in some kind of pretty formation and dribble a bit of the sauce over the whole thing.

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