Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

So, are you ready for dessert yet? There is no better way to end your Thai meal than Sticky Rice with Mango (aka Thai Sweet Rice). With this recipe and very few ingredients, you can create a heavenly dessert that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Prep Time: 4 to 5 hours soaking time
Cook Time: 30 mins
Rest Time: 25-30 mins
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

Thai Sweet or Sticky Rice – 2 cups
Coconut Milk – 14 oz can, divided
Sugar – 1 Cup plus 1 Tbsp
Corn Starch – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp
Sesame Seeds – 1 to 2 Tbsp (dry roasted)
Ripe Mango – 1, sliced

Method:

1. Wash Thai Sweet Rice very well and soak for 4-5 hours.
2. Drain off water and steam the rice wrapped in muslin or cheese cloth for 30 minutes. Steamer basket of rice cooker works well. 3. Half way through cooking process (15 mins), gently mix the rice to ensure even cooking.
4. Continue cooking for another 15 minutes. Rice should be sticky and translucent.
5. While rice is cooking, mix together 1/2 can of coconut milk, 1 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well and keep aside.
6. In a small skillet (with the stove off), mix together 1/2 can of coconut milk, 1/2 tsp corn starch, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp sugar.
7. Once its mixed well, turn on the stove to low-medium and continuously stir while the sauce thickens (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and keep aside.
8. Once the rice is fully cooked, transfer it to a ceramic bowl and stir in the 1st coconut milk/sugar/salt mixture. Cover the bowl and allow it to rest for 25 minutes.
9. To plate, lightly coat a 1/2 cup measure cup or small bowl with the 2nd cooked sauce.
10. Fill the measuring cup with the sticky rice and press gently to form a mould.
11. Tap the rice out onto a serving plate and add sliced mangoes to the side.
12. Pour the 2nd cooked sauce over the rice (approx 2 Tbsp per serving or to taste).
13. Sprinkle a little toasted sesame seeds over the top for garnishing.
14. Enjoy it warm.

0 thoughts on “Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

  1. I love this website and Hetal and Anuja you do such a fine job!! Congrats and All The Best !! My problem is that I live in India and Thai sticky rice is not easily available here. Is there any local Indian rice that I can use as a substitute?? Or can local varieties be tweaked in such a way that I can get a similar taste and texture???

    1. Hi Geeta,

      Unfortunately, we have not come across any of our Indian varieties that have the same sticky texture (not to say that it is not out there). If you ever visit a Thai restaurant in India, maybe you can ask them what they use and where they find it.

  2. Hey ladies, I have been a fan of this dessert ever since I first had it in Bangkok about 3 years ago. I tried it at other restaurants here in Singapore but none came even close to that first taste i had in mind. Yours looks fabulous and I am definitely going to give it a try, hopefully it will enter into my “always at-hand” recipe book that I absolutely cannot part with. Keep up the good work 🙂

  3. Guys, can we all stop posting rude and insulting comments. You sound like misbehaved children! Don’t insult other’s hard work.

    Anuja and Hetal:
    Thank you for posting these videos! My parents are from Andhra Pradesh and my mom is a wonderful cook just like you two. I love cooking all sorts of food. When I am older I want to go to cooking school. Later, I want to open a restaurant. Although, I am just 12 (well, I will be in a month)and have not decided what type of restaurant I want to open(Indian, Italian, Mexican, etc.). Many of my mother’s friends also watch you cooking videos, your recipes are simply amazing! Keep making delicious recipes! 🙂

  4. I live in Chiang mai Thailand and we get this at almost every restaurant or even on the street starting from 1$ a plate Instead of sessame seeds add fried moondhall as here they use moondhall

  5. Hi ladies,
    you both did it again! I’ll make this good looking dish very soon to enjoy with my family.
    what caught my eye was that you both looked at each other while your son advised us to try this dish. This gesture reminds me of me and my best friend Good work, big XXX

    Fauzia

  6. Hello Hetal & Anuja,

    Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe for Thai Mango and Sticky Rice, it’s one of my favorite desserts. I was wondering if we steam the rice using the steam function of a rice cooker, do we need to flip the rice after ~15 minutes, like you showed in the video or should I put the rice in and take out once it gets completely cooked?

    In addition, I don’t have a large ceramic serving bowl, could I use a large metal mixing bowl or a covered wok or skillet to put the rice and coconut milk mixture in? I noticed how you put the ceramic bowl back into your double boiler so that it would stay warm, could we put our pan, which contains the rice and coconut milk mixture in a slightly warm oven (around 100F)?

    Thank you,

    Rohan

    1. Hi Rohan,
      Regarding the rice cooker – use the steam container and the steam function of the rice cooker and it should be ok. I would suggest you let the rice cook for about 25 minutes, take a peak and if it needs to cook more, give it another 5 or 10 min. A lot of times the quality and the age of the rice makes a big difference in cooking time.
      We suggest ceramic bowl because it retains the heat the best, and the rice needs heat and time to absorb the coconut sauce. I would not suggest oven but if you can just keep the bowl warm and air-tight, it should work.

  7. Hey Hetal & Anuja,

    You guys are the best.. For people who are away from family with no elders to guide, we always have you!

    There is some saying called “Annadata Sukhi Bhava !” I always think of you when i eat the real yummy food.

    Please dont take time and reply to those nasty comments some ppl give!! Ignore them.. They are not worth getting ur comments. They end up being happy just because u noticed.

    Wonder what manners they were thought by her mom and dad.. Possibly she would have never been to a thai place and have tasted such food!!

    All the best!! And you guys are the best! 🙂

      1. I tried it with ripe peaches too… but Mango is Mango…. nothing to compare. The only problem in US is to get good mango’s…where are to get good peaches it very easy

  8. hi hetal and anuja, i love what you guys are doing here.. dont get bogged down by some lazy comments and i’m going to throw a thai party with your recipes:)

  9. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    How are you both? Firstly, Bunch of Thanks to post this recipe(Sweet Rice with Mango-Thai) , I am a great fan of this recipe and didnt know that this recipe is such a simple to make or you guys made it look simple :).. I am going to try this one very soon and I am sure it wont go wrong as this is from showmethecurry.com. God bless you girls, and your kids are so cute.

  10. Hi Hetal & Anju,

    great receipe… Whenever I go to Thai restaurant it cost me $5 for just a small dish…. now I can have pleanty of it 🙂 hurray… just one question I see they use Moong dal…. instead of sesame seeds… which gives crunch taste… do you know how I can use moong dal in this receipe… as u guys are expert… would like to take suggestions from you.

    Thanks again… Love you guys

    Regards,
    Rimjim

    1. Hi Rimjim,

      Sorry we missed your question. The Thai restaurant we frequent does not use mung dal as a garnish. We have heard of mung dal being cooked along with the stick rice to make a porridge but not as a garnish. If I had to guess, I would think that you would have to dry roast the mung dal similar to the sesame seeds to cook it and then use it as a garnish.

  11. Looks like I have touched a sensitive nerve here hey!!
    The last thing you want now is to be anaesthetised !!
    We are the expressions of life, remember ignorance collect dust.May I say anymore.??
    I hope I have started the ball rolling . Hetal & Anuja both of you have a laugh on me !! Good day.

    1. Hi Ketki,

      We came up with SMTC after a brain-storming session :). It was the perfect name and embodied everything we were trying to do.

  12. Hi Ladies,

    Wonderful video.
    Just thought of sharing my experience..
    My husband dont like sweets.. so i didnt add sugar to this.
    ofcourse i added later for my portion it and i ate with mangoes.
    i just loved it..
    but my husband ate with Indian Mango pickle. even that way it was tasty.

    So both sweet and spicy tastes superb.

    Thank u again

  13. I think you have done very well with the Thai rice dish. I intend to do the dish myself. Hetal dont get upset by some silly comments, in this job you get all sorts, just take it with a pinch of salt & a grin!!!

  14. Some of you write such bad english, that its best you keep your comments to yourself. Right ?
    Please for God’s sake dont disgrace Indian people & our standrad of education…hey where do you come from !!!

    1. Did you see an apostrophe missing in the second line of your comment? So much for your English writing skills! Yeah, its very easy to complain about others.
      English is just another language that is used in many counties. Standard of education in India does not equal to a foreign language like English writing skills. Education includes many more subjects and can be learnt in any Indian language or a foreign language. I know many great scientists and engineers from different country, who do not speak English well but have enabled people like you and me to have access to greatest technology.
      Bottom line – stop criticizing others, especially when you are not perfect; don’t assume education equals English!

      1. Thanks R, Let us ignore people like Janna, I think she has disgraced herself. I do not know where she comes from, does not sound like a proud INDIAN!!!

  15. Thanks for the lovely recipe, ladies! I love your website and every single time I’ve tried any of your dishes they have come out just yummy! About a year ago, at 16, when my baby sister started to cook, she found cooking overwhelming and often felt discouraged because none of her dishes ever came out well (never told her this, but they were awful! lol! but no surprise, the girl was just starting out). Anyway, I told her to check out your recipes. She did…she found them so easy and manageable, and the dishes came out so yummy that more than once, my dad thought we had ordered in or that my mom cooked dinner. Your recipes gave her the confidence, and now she loves cooking and is an excellent cook! Keep up the good work and your gorgeous smiles, and try not to let the downers get you down!! Constructive criticism is one thing, meanness is another! Hurt people like to hurt people — I’d waste a couple of seconds feeling sorry for them, and then move on
    : )

    p.s. Adorable kids! : )

  16. What a wonderful recipe shown in an easy to make way…The kids looks adorable…I can tell this must have tasted good from the excitement on their faces….

  17. This sounds very much like Indian dish – Ksheeranna (Ksheera means milk, anna means rice). Its done a little differently but this method looks much easier to make than the traditional way of making ksheeranna. I will keep it in mind.
    Hetal’s son was just looking at the camera instead of eating initially. That was funny and shows how young he is :->)
    Anuja, a little kutti looking like you would have been very cute :->)
    Anyway, you guys are doing great! Some advise – Hetal, onething I have learnt at work in the last couple of years is – you do not have to respond to emails and written letters right away! So best thing will be to take a day or two, then decide if you really want to respond back or just ignore such comments. As you guys move ahead, you may see more such comments and not everyone is going to be nice to you. So part of business or working is, learning how to deal with such responses and criticism.

    1. Hi R,

      Thanks for your insight. Over these past few years, we have developed a pretty thick skin. We do ignore nasty comments for the most part. In this case, we ignored the first 3 comments from this particular viewer but had to put a stop to it at the 4th one as they were not adding any value to our website.

  18. I can tell this is a very delicious dish. Thanks girls for posting the recipe. But, can we make this dish with Basmati or any kinds of rice?

  19. hi Hetal and Anuja,

    i am sure u are enjoying the hot debate on this recipie, i like it when u smile and respond to the negative comments, way to go!. I would tell NIDHI not to insult housewives please, they are housewives because they can afford to stay home and enjoy life, they are not like us who end up doing four jobs in a given day!, i am sure her mother or grandmother are also housewives and are happy people.

  20. Hi,
    I want to say you that I’ve been following your site for a long time. I’ve tried a lot of your recipes and they all have come out very well! I love your way of cooking, especially when you “customize” your recipes in order to make them heltier.
    I’m trying this delicius dessert soon!
    P.S: Yor kids are adorable!

  21. Wonderful recipe. I had this dessert at a thai restaurant, and always wanted to make it. Thanks to you both, I can now make this at home. You both rock! Love each and every recipe of yours. I’ve been cooking for years now, but now even if I want to make something as simple as dal or pakoras, I go to your website for the recipe, and everyone at home enjoy the dishes. Bless you both.
    To all the viewers- let’s learn to appreciate all that Hetal and Anuja are doing. We can respect them by posting clean comments.

  22. Looks good!:) i like the variety of cuisines offered on the show. Much as i know that this is purely to do with cooking, a little video on simple fruit/vegetable carving to make the dishes look good would be most appreciated as food is also about presentation as much as it is about eating – you know roses made out of tomatoes at the sides, designs from ripe sliced mangoes and the likes..

  23. Its always a pleasure watching you guys !! Recipe sounds yummy, but lil high calorie too…Anyway no harm to try once in a while….I will try it for sure when i have guest.

    Anuja…Guess what ? i saw you did something at the back of ur elderson ha ha….he said huh…..that was funny.

    Great Video & Be a Happy Family forever. God Bless.

  24. Hi hetal and Anuja,

    This is a great dessert indeed! Will try it for sure. Your show is great and your cooperation and friendship too. How did you both become friends? How did you both meet and know each other so well??

    Nidhi

    1. Hi Nidhi,

      Anuja and I have been friends for nearly 17-18 yrs. Her husband and I went to the same university so we knew each other before either of us got married. Since then, we’ve moved here and there but ended up being neighbors. Funny, huh?

      1. thanks for your reply! Dont let people’s negative comments ruin your beautiful website. Just delete those negative comments without even responding! You both are doing very well! Keep it up and wish you loads of success and good luck!

  25. hi hetal & anuja
    i love this recepie.
    i dont know the kids name,say them too hi.
    we can do this recpie to ganesh chaturthi festival.
    please tell some more festival recepies.
    thank you so much.

    bye.. dear

  26. Hi ! Iam a big fan of you both Hetal and Anuja and have learnt so much from your videos that i cant thank you enough. This is my most favourite Thai dessert ! Thanks a ton for the recipe. Cant wait to try it out. Once again, kudos to both of you for coming up with such amazing foolproof recipes that add a spice and cheer to all of our lives. Wish you all the happiness in the world.

  27. Just wanted to add a comment that came in the from of an email from one of our viewers (TGP) who made a great point:

    Hi Ladies
    I just watched your video with the Thai Sticky Rice Dessert – looks scrumptious. Just a point of clarification though – I was a bit surprised when Hetal said that the rice contained gluten – have never heard of rice with gluten…in fact I have friends with Celiac disease, who cannot consume products with gluten, and rice is a key carbohydrate in most of the gluten-free dishes they make. So I looked it up – turns out that it is a
    misleading name “Glutinous rice”, and does not contain any gluten at all – the wiki entry below is a reference, but I looked up several other sites too, to confirm…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutinous_rice

    Just thought I’d let you know,because I am sure there is a large population of your viewers that might need to be gluten-free, and how disappointing if they feel they have to skip this delicious dessert when they really don’t need to!

    1. Oh thank you so much! I am gluten free and was so upset whne she said it had gluten – I just LOVE mango and sticky rice!!!!

  28. Hi Anuja and Hetal,
    I’ve had this dish in a Thai restaurant and loved it. Now I can make it at home!! Thank you for providing such a wonderful website with amazing recipes. We all appreciate the hard work you go to make these shows and love, love, love you both!!!

    1. Thanks Judy!

      When we get bogged down by people (who we assume are having a bad day or who might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed), its viewers like you who keep us going.

      Lots of love!

      1. Hi…I think the best way to handle people who post nasty comments is to ignore them and not respond to them….perhaps simply delete their comments! Probalbly people esp housewives are just plain jealous of you guys!

        1. Hi Nidhi,

          Thanks for your support. It is our policy not to delete our viewers’ comments (unless they use profanity) because everyone is entitled to a voice, whether it is positive or negative. And believe us, we do ignore nasty comments for the most part. In this case, we ignored the first 3 comments from this particular viewer but had to put a stop to it at the 4th one as they were not adding any value to our website. We’re sure they were just having a bad day…we can’t blame all housewives. 🙂

    1. Hi Mythili/Meera/ha/sd,

      We realize that we cannot please everyone and also that this is a free world. If you feel that this website is not up to your standards, there is no need to waste your time writing comment after comment. There are many “free” websites out there for you.

      1. I am satisfied you have valued and accepted my comments to take the time to reply. Yup, this is a free world and this is still a free website. So, I commented.

        1. This is such a rude and insulting comment!
          Please do not use such language on this clean website. Hetal & Anuja are doing great job giving us wonderful insight to new cuisine, if you dont like it nobody forces you to see it but please don’t post such hurtful comments!

        2. Trust me you are definitely job. Im sure you don’t realize the value of time n money..hence you have commented here. Do you think Hetal and Anuja are fools to spend so much money and make diff dishes that we request them. And they do all this for free!! You should be thankful to them instead of nasty comments.
          Btw..im sure..you guys would have enjoyed some of ur home town recipe..even if it is crap. So, know one thing..taste buds differ and also opinions.
          I really wish we had a option to video post here.. you would have seen how angry im on u guys for hurting hetal and anuja!
          Period!

        3. Trust me you are definitely jobless. Im sure you don’t realize the value of time n money..hence you have commented here. Do you think Hetal and Anuja are fools to spend so much money and make diff dishes that we request them. And they do all this for free!! You should be thankful to them instead of nasty comments.
          Btw..im sure..you guys would have enjoyed some of ur home town recipe..even if it is crap. So, know one thing..taste buds differ and also opinions.
          I really wish we had a option to video post here.. you would have seen how angry im on u guys for hurting hetal and anuja!
          Period!

      1. Hi Mythili/Meera/ha/sd,

        We realize that we cannot please everyone and also that this is a free world. If you feel that this website is not up to your standards, there is no need to waste your time writing comment after comment. There are many “free” websites out there for you..

        1. Please .. please .. do not comment so nastily … everybody’s taste buds are different … you don’t enjoy .. forget it .. there are 100s of people who enjoy this … atleast they are trying to show us varied kinds of dishes …. which many of us might have not tasted or probably even heard of … SO …… kindly learn to appreciate the hard work …

    1. This is such a rude and insulting comment!
      Please do not use such language on this clean website. Hetal & Anuja are doing great job giving us wonderful insight to new cuisine, if you dont like it nobody forces you to see it but please don’t post such hurtful comments!

    2. Lavani, perhaps your time is better spent taking some English language lessons, because you obviously cannot even construct a proper sentence! Stop wasting yours and others time on this lovely website.

      Hetal and Anuja, you guys rock! You have redefined the Indian kitchen and I have referred your site to so many of my relatives and friends!

      1. Archana,

        You have made a wonderful post! Exactly what i wanted to tell Lavani.
        Jobless ppl. They are not capable of doing anything but always there to degrade others efforts!

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