I’m not exactly sure how it got there, but I found a bag of Thai Sweet Rice in the pantry. Probably from one of my Asian store visits when I threw everything in arm’s reach into our cart.
Anyway, I figured I’d make some Thai Sweet Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang) which I’ve ordered at a Thai restaurant before… omigosh, the stuff is so yummy!
The Thai sweet rice is usually steamed, but it can also be prepared in the rice cooker! I don’t have a steamer anyway, so this makes life all that much easier for me!
Thai Mango Sweet Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)
- 2 cups Thai sweet rice also called "sticky" or "glutinous" rice
- 5 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 ripe mangoes cut into bite-size pieces
- Place 2 cups sweet rice in your rice cooker. Add 2 cups water and stir and let the sweet rice soak for at least 40 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
- Do not drain the rice. Add 1/2 cup remaining water, 1 can coconut milk, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 5 Tbsp. brown sugar. Stir this into the rice. Turn on your rice cooker.
- When your rice cooker switches off (after 15-20 minutes), let the rice sit at least for 10 minutes.
- I just scooped the rice into a bowl and topped with slices of mango!