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Mango Sticky Rice – Kao-niew Ma-muang

Sticky Rice with Mango or Kao-niew Ma-muang is The Thai dessert. It is one of the classics and one of the tastiest. An easy recipe that will please everyone!


  • a beautiful mango
  • 250 ml coconut milk – if possible thick coconut milk.
  • 350 ml of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125 grams of sugar (brown)
  • 200 grams of sticky rice

Recipe ofKao-niew Ma-muang

1. Cook the sticky rice, 30 minutes in the steam.

Tip: To have good sticky rice, it is necessary to let it soak in water minimum 3 hours. To make a perfect success of sticky rice, it must soak l'eau minimum 3 heures. Une nuit étant l'idéal.

2. Preparation of coconut sauce

  • Mix in a container: water, coconut milk, sugar and salt.
  • Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Filter the mixture
  • Once filtered, heat over low heat until boiling.
  • Reserve a large third. This will serve as a sauce.

3. Rice preparation:

  • Add the sticky rice to the coconut sauce.
  • Heat over low heat while stirring
  • The rice should absorb all the sauce.
  • Remove from heat when rice is very sticky

4. Finally

  • In a plate put a piece of mango, a little rice and a little coconut sauce
  • To be enjoyed cold or warm.
  • Enjoy your meal.

Other cooking ideas:

Other Thai dish and dessert recipes that are easy to make and always good to eat!

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