Last week we had dinner at Krung Thai, a local thai restaurant with amazingly good food. We often skip dessert when dining out but opted to have the coconut sticky rice with fresh mango. It was so good! The sticky rice was slightly chewy, soaked in coconut milk. There was a satisfying saltiness mixed with the sweetness. Fresh mango draped over the top.
I decided to hunt the web for a recipe and attempted to make it myself. I used a recipe from cooks.com … that I would not use again, so I’m not even gonna list it. My pic might look nice but the rice wasn’t as flavorful as I’d hoped.
The rice is cooked on the stovetop with the coconut milk and water, then steamed. The end result was sticky rice with a slight coconut essence. The rice absorb all of the moisture so it had the texture of rice, no creaminess of the coconut milk. I drizzled coconut milk over the rice hoping to save it .. but it didn’t really help. So, I’m on the hunt for a recipe recommendation, if anyone has one.
I’ve seen a few recipes where the coconut milk is stirred in after the rice is already cooked, so maybe this is the right approach. Maybe I need to visit the restaurant again to bribe them for the recipe.
So, what does one do with not so good sticky rice? I used it the next day to make a pretty darn good fried rice :-)