Cambodian Mango Sticky Rice

Quality chocolate is hard to find in Cambodia and my sugarfree sweet tooth is screaming.

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I took a Cambodian cooking class today. Chocolate be damned. It ended with a dessert that is near and dear to my heart.

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Mango sticky rice.

Typically thought of as a Thai dessert, I much prefer the Cambodian take. The sticky rice is simmered in coconut milk made fresh at the morning market.

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After 15 minutes the rice is more akin to a gooey custard. This is the layered over fresh yellow mango slices and (if you are in Thailand) finished with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk.

White rice occupies the realm of occassional indulgence in my own day to day. A little more so this past month as I have been traveling in Thailand and Cambodia.

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Sweetened condensed milk on the other hand… cheap dairy, refined sugar, I alway shy away.

Hence my of love of Cambodia’s extra sticky rendition of this tropic classic, which is finished with a palm sugar coconut milk caramel reduction.

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Here is the low down on this 5 minute caramel.

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Ingredients :
+ 4 Tb palm sugar or coconut sugar (sub honey or maple if it is all you got)
+ 1/2 cup coconut milk (fresh from a Cambodian market is ideal but canned will do)
+ A pinch of salt
+ 1 Tb butter or coconut oil
+ A little water as needed

Method :
In a sauce pan simmer coconut milk in until boiling gently. Add palm sugar, a pinch of salt, and stir often for about 5 minutes. Add butter, turn off burner, and whisk until smooth. If the sauce is too thick to drizzle add a little water.

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A simple and delicious addition to any dessert and a mango sticky must.

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2 Comments on “Cambodian Mango Sticky Rice”

  1. Thank you so much for this recipe, Sean!! Super psyched to make it. Such good comfort food. Sunday dinner, perhaps x


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