Recipe: Sweet Sticky Rice

As one of the most well-known Thai desserts, sweet sticky rice is truly irreplaceable, especially served with coconut sauce and fresh mango slices. Here’s a recipe for you to recreate at home…

Recipe by: The Spruce Eats, Thaitable, Taste, Epicurious


  • 1 cup of sticky/glutinous rice
  • 1 cup of fresh coconut milk (if unavailable, replace with 1 can of coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of brown or caster sugar
  • 1 large ripe mango, sliced thinly

How to Make:

  1. Soak the rice in a bowl overnight. Drain and put the rice on a steamer basket. Cook over boiling water for 15-25 minutes, until the rice is tender and translucent.
  2. Place the coconut milk in a pot. Cook over medium heat until hot, and be careful not to boil it. Add sugar and salt, and stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Put the cooked rice in a bowl, and add in half of the hot coconut milk. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to let the flavours soak in.
  4. Serve the rice with mango slices and the remaining the coconut milk.


  • Replace the white glutinous rice for the black variety for a more colourful presentation. Steam the rice for 10 minutes longer.