Sticky rice is a very famous food in all parts of Thailand, you will usually eat sticky rice with your main dish. There are a variety of things you can do with sticky rice. Here are my two favourites.
Mango sticky rice (Khao Neeo Mamuang/ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)
Mango sticky rice is a dessert that you can find at many Thai markets. It is simply just coconut milk flavoured sticky rice with cut mango on the top. It tastes sweet and sour at the same time. It is very unique and popular, so make sure to try it when you are in Chiang Mai or other parts of Thailand.
Although it is easier to buy this at markets, if you want to try to make it at home it is also very easy.
First you will take a saucepan and combine rice and water. Cook until it boils. Simmer until the water is absorbed this will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
Mix 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in a saucepan. wait until boiled. Stir in the cooked rice coconut milk mixture. Make sure it gets about an hour of cooling time. (You should go this while your rice is cooking so it will go faster).
Make a sauce by mixing some coconut milk, a bit of sugar and a bit of salt together in a saucepan. Then add some tapioca starch (which can be found at Rimping) and bring it to boil.
Lastly put your sweet sticky rice on a dish and pour you sauce-like mixture on top. Then add some peeled and chopped mangoes. Now you are done. If you want more detailed measurement and amounts visit a food website called “allrecipes”
Khao Lam (ข้าวหลาม)
Khao Lam is also know as Kralan. It is a basically sticky rice in a bamboo tube with different fillings such as red beans, coconut milk. Or some people have it with no fillings at all. All these different variations are very yummy and I recommend you to try all of them (unless you are allergic to one of these ingredients of course). You will find this at local markets. But again, if you want to make it at home it is also very easy.
I will talk you through how to make it in my own words, so it might be a slight bit confusing.
So first you will take some uncooked white rice and water. Then put it in a bamboo tube with the right lengths. And cook it until it is warm this will usually take about 30 minutes. If you would like to add one of the fillings then just mix it into the rice and water mixture before you put it in the bamboo tube. That’s about it, you just got yourself a traditional warm Thai dessert for a cold day.
I hope you will try one or both of these desserts! Thank you so much for reading right to the end of this blog.