Thai Sweet Mango Sticky Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)

Thai Sweet Mango Sticky Rice Dessert  (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)

Heavenly is the only way to describe the classic Thai dessert Khao Niaow Ma Muang).  It’s the most famous of all Thai desserts, and so very scrumptious. Be sure to get the right rice for this dessert.

Mango sticky rice  is a traditional Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh sweet mango and coconut milk, and eaten with a fork, spoon, or sometimes the hands.

The glutinous rice, commonly called sticky rice, is traditionally steamed before being mixed with coconut milk. A mango is peeled and sliced and then placed on a plate with the coconut sticky rice. After this, it is eaten by rolling the rice with the fingers and scooping up mango slices.

Traditionally, sticky rice is made by being soaked in enough water to cover the rice, and then being left overnight before being steamed and sweetened with sugar and coconut milk (it has a similar taste to rice pudding although it is not quite as moist) and is then served to complement the sweet juice mango. The dish, best eaten warm, is often finished with a drizzle of sweet coconut cream/syrup and a sprinkling of roasted sesame seeds or mung beans.