How to make traditional Mango Sticky Rice

Posted By : Katie Monsell/ 294 0

Sweet, juicy, mouth watering … what’s to stop you going back for seconds?

Benefits of making Mango sticky rice:

  • Easy – few ingredients and doesn’t take long to make. (So don’t worry if you haven’t been to culinary school).
  • Cheap – less than 5 main ingredients
  • Health…ish – Mango is one of your 5 a day. So it counts right?
  • Delicious – Do I need to explain more?!

Impress the locals by ordering ‘Khao Neeow Mamuang’

Khao Neeow (ข้าวเหนียว) = Sticky Rice

Ma muang (มะม่วง) = Mango

kaw = I want/ I would like

To order this beautiful dessert, just repeat; ‘Kaw khao neeow ma muang’.

Use the freshest ingredients. Perfectly ripe mangoes are the best.


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 3 mangos, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Fun Fact – Mango is a low-calorie fruit that is high in fibre, and is a great source of vitamins A and C. It also contains folate, B6, iron and a little calcium, zinc and vitamin E. Mangoes are a good source of antioxidants.

Time: 30 mins


  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. While the rice cooks, mix together 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; remove from heat and set aside. Stir the cooked rice into the coconut milk mixture; cover. Allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. Make a sauce by mixing together 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the tapioca starch in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  4. Place the sticky rice on a serving dish. Arrange the mangos on top of the rice. Pour the sauce over the mangos and rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, or any topping of your choice.


Get creative with some of the additional tops you can add. Make it your own.

  • Mung beans
  • Coconut ice cream
  • Different flavored rice – Black, white, red (Bhutanese), green (pandan), blue (butterfly pea)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Mint leaves
  • Sweet coconut sauce – don’t forget to drizzle generous lashing of this
When made yourself you can add the natural coloring and flavoring.

Nutritional Info:

Amount Per Serving

Calories 493
Total Fat 25g grams

Saturated Fat 22g grams

Total Carbohydrates 69g grams

Dietary Fiber 1.5g grams

Sugars 42g grams

Protein 4.9g

Cooking is a creative process, so enjoy and have fun making your masterpiece.

Leave your comment

Please enter comment.
Please enter your name.
Please enter your email address.
Please enter a valid email address.