Cambodian Delight: Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

Welcome to another culinary journey, where we blend traditional Cambodian flavors with ingredients easily found at your local grocery store. Today, we are making a delightful Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango. This recipe is perfect for those who seek a sweet treat that is both unique and satisfying. Let's dive in!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup glutinous rice (sticky rice)
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Sticky Rice:
    • Rinse the glutinous rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch.
    • Soak the rice in water for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
  2. Cook the Rice:
    • Drain the soaked rice and transfer it to a steamer basket lined with cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Steam the rice over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, or until the grains are tender and translucent.
  3. Prepare the Coconut Sauce:
    • While the rice is steaming, combine the coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Be careful not to let it boil.
  4. Combine and Cook:
    • Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl. Pour two-thirds of the coconut sauce over the hot rice and stir well to combine. Cover the bowl and let it sit for about 15 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the coconut sauce.
  5. Prepare the Mangoes:
    • Peel the mangoes and slice them into thin pieces. Arrange the mango slices on a plate.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • To serve, scoop a portion of the coconut sticky rice onto a plate. Arrange the mango slices beside the rice. Drizzle the remaining coconut sauce over the top and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Tips for the Best Sticky Rice:

  • Make sure to rinse the rice thoroughly to achieve the best texture.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more or less sugar.
  • For an extra touch of flavor, you can toast the sesame seeds before sprinkling them over the dish.

This Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango is a wonderful way to enjoy a traditional Cambodian dessert with simple, everyday ingredients. It's creamy, slightly chewy, and perfectly sweet – a delightful treat that brings a taste of Cambodia to your home. Enjoy!

Emil Moe

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