Khao Niaw Ma Muang - Mango Sticky Rice

Serving: 4

Preparation time: 60 minute

Execution time: 15 minute

Glutinous rice is now available at your local supermarket, so you can make this iconic Thai dessert at home! If mangoes aren't in season you can substitute with tropical fruits such as passionfruit, banana or even pineapple. 


  • 300g glutinous (sticky) rice, soaked for 2 hours or overnight 
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 2 TBL raw sugar 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1-2 mangoes, diced
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. To cook the soaked rice, drain well and set up a steamer basket on the stove.
  2. Steam the glutinous rice, covered, for 40 minutes. Stir halfway through at the 20 minute mark to promote even cooking.
  3. When the rice has finished cooking, place a small pot over a medium heat.
  4. To the pot, combine the rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Stir until the mixture thickens and coats the rice. 
  5. Serve with fresh mango and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if using.
Khao Niaw Ma Muang - Mango Sticky Rice