Mango Sticky Rice: Transport To Thailand By Making This Popular Thai Dessert With This Quick Recipe

Enjoy Thailand’s mango sticky rice in the comfort of your home with the recipe inside.

by Ankita Mazumdar
Mango Sticky Rice: Transport To Thailand By Making This Popular Thai Dessert With This Quick Recipe

Imagine the great tropical vibes of Thailand, the salty breeze in the air with the clearest blue oceans you have ever seen! You see a Thai restaurant near the beach, you are taking a stroll and remember that you have to try out the delicious local Thai food of Thailand. On their menu, authentic Mango Sticky Rice catches your eye and that is all you want to try. What is not to like, fresh, ripe and juicy mangoes and sweetened rice? Don’t judge it till you try it and we have an easy-peasy recipe for you to make at the comfort of your home.

What Is Mango Sticky Rice?

In Thailand, Mango Sticky Rice is a traditional dessert which is also known as Khao Niao Mamuang. It comprises freshly sliced mangoes, rich coconut milk and sticky rice as the primary ingredients. Together, they make a heavenly combo as it will surely leave your tastebuds tantalising! It is such a common and authentic street food in Thailand and almost every tourist indulges in this delish yet simple dessert. 

It all depends on how fresh and juicy the mangoes are! If you are travelling during the peak mango season in Thailand, April to May, then you will have the opportunity to indulge in sweet Nam Dok Mai or Ok Rong mangoes. But you may also enjoy this flavourful dish at home, follow the recipe given below.

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Make It At Home With This Easy-Peasy Recipe


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 ½ cups of glutinous sticky white rice (rinsed)
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • teaspoon of tapioca starch
  • fresh mangoes (sliced)
  • tablespoon of sesame seeds (toasted)


  1. In a saucepan, add water and rice. Bring to a boil, cover and then simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until water is completely absorbed by the rice.
  2. Next, combine 1 ½ cup of coconut milk, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Mixture the above two products together and set it aside for an hour or so.
  4. To make the sauce, boil the remaining coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 of a teaspoon salt, and tapioca starch in a pan. Cook until thickened. 
  5. To plate Thailand’s mango sticky rice, take one serving of the sticky rice and arrange the mango slices on top. Then, pour the sauce over it, sprinkle sesame seeds and enjoy!

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Enjoy this yummy dish of Thailand at home and let us know how much you liked it.

Happy mango days!

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