Khao Niaow Ma Muang (Thai Mango and Sweet Sticky Rice)

Thai Mango Sweet Sticky Rice Dessert smelling mango sweet. Know as a “Khao Niaow Ma Muang” is an absolute must try! This easy Thai dessert starts with Thai sweet rice (also called sticky rice) which is surrounded by coconut milk, then topped with slices of fresh mango. If you like mangos, you're going to love this very simple but tropical dessert. Mmmmm!

  • 1 1/4 cups raw sticky rice (sweet or glutinous rice).
  • 3/4 cup very thick coconut milk for mixing with rice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup very thick coconut milk for topping the rice
  • 1/8 tsp salt for the topping
  • 1/2 tbsp salt for mixing with rice
  • 1/4 tsp rice flour
  • 6 medium mangoes -- peeled and sliced 

  1. Wash and rinse the sticky rice well. 
  2. Add enough water to the rice so until the water is about 1/4" above the rice surface. 
  3. Soak the glutinous rice in some water (just enough water to cover it) for 3-4 hours or over the night. This will make the sticky rice easier to cook.
  4. Cook rice in an automatic rice cooker or in a bowl in a steamer. 
  5. Do not open the rice until fully cooked (about 20-25 mins).
  6. Heat, on low, 3/4 cup of coconut milk in a small saucepan...and then.. 
  7. Add sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt and rice flour to the coconut milk and cook until dissolved. 
  8. Remove from heat and pour into cooked rice. 
  9. Stir to mix well and set aside to let stand for about 15 mins. 
  10. Heat the rest of coconut milk and add salt. 
  11. Stir until the salt is dissolved. This makes the topping sauce.
  12. To serve, place sliced mangoes on a side of a serving disk. 
  13. Spoon some seasoned sticky rice on the other side. 
  14. Top the rice with 1 or 2 tsp of coconut milk and serve. 
Try to use Thai sticky rice if possible. Do not shake the coconut milk can before opening. Spoon out only the thick part that's usually on top. This makes about 6 servings.



LG said…
Hi, Sticky rice and mango was something which I liked instantaneously.
we have something similar in my country!
but we are use milk from cow not from coconut
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi LG,
Thank you for stopping in with a nice comment. But don't eat too much, this recipe make you fat up so fast.;)

Hi Demetri,
Thank you for stopping by with join comment. Every dish are similar just different the way to cook and ingrediant. In Thailand we believe that cow milk have some deep smell and not good for dessert. But we use cow milk with some curry or Tomyum also.

Best Regards too all.
Anonymous said…
Kao Niew Mak Meung is a Lao dessert, get it right do some research.Sticky rice is unique to Muang Lao.
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Visitor;
Thanks for visiting, and suggestion. I don't think I need to do any research about these Thai desserts. By the way most of traditional Thai dessert come from Portugal. And most of them longer live in Thailand and it famous here, that enough. This website isn't subject about research, it,s just a cooking website.

Than before suggest please analysis the webblog before suggest for any research.

Thanks again for your kind.;)
Iman said…
yeah, theres's no need for the research. I just wana know how to make it.I love thai desserts, some of them is hardly found in my country.Its great that i found ur blog!

Anyway, is Tan Kitchen means your kithen? Did you decorate the mango like roses?Its unbelievable and seriously cool. You should teach us how to make that decoration too! And , why not you make Vblog?Youtube?I'll be the first to subscribe! :D
Lilacz said…
Thanks for sharing this recipe, i absolutely love love love Mango sticky rice. I had it everyday when i was in Thailand.

You mentioned 1/4 tsp rice flour under ingredients but did not mention when to use it under preparation...can you advise me please cuz i would really love to try out this recipe...thank you!
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Iman,
Thank you for visiting and great that you like my blog. You're right "Tan Kitchen is means my kitchen"

I have to thank you very much to Chef's Yaem hotel chef, friend of mine who offer this
Hope to see you back again.
Kind Regards,

Hi Lilacz,
Thank you visiting and Sorry for making you confusion. Yes, I make a mistake about rice flour past. And now I modify my mention. Hope it help you to understand.

Kind Regards.