Khao Niew Moon Na Goong (Sweet Shrimp on Yellow Rice)

This Sweet Shrimp on Yellow Rice or Thai call "Khao Niew Moon Na Goong" recipe may sound strange. It is a dessert but we use shrimp on a base of (non-spicy) curried rice. A common Thai dish, even the ingredients are not common to desserts! But this is "Thai Dessert" Enjoy ka!

Ingredients for Yellow Rice
  • 100 gms Sticky Rice
  • 1-2 Tsp Tumeric
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • 150 gms Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
Ingredients for Sweet Shrimp
  • 100 gms Shrimps
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp White Pepper
  • 10 gms Coriander Root or Seeds
  • 100 gms Desiccated (Ground) Coconut
  • 150 gms Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2-3 Drops of Orange Food Colouring
  • 10 gms Sliced Kaffir Leaves for Garnish
  • To make the yellow rice, soak the sticky rice in warm water, and tumeric and leave for 4-8 hours.
  • Steam the rice until cooked, (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Place the rice in a bowl, mix with the sugar, salt and coconut milk.
  • Leave it to soak up the coconut milk.
  • Now to the shrimp topping.
  • Clean the shrimp, remove the shell and cut down the back to remove the black thread 'gut'.
  • Chop the shrimp into a fine mince.
  • Pound the garlic and coriander root/seeds and white pepper together until well ground up.
  • Fry the shrimp and pounded mixture in a frying pan with a little oil until part cooked, 30 seconds or so is fine.
  • Mix the ground coconut with the orange food colouring, add to the frying pan, add the sugar and salt and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • The sugar will slightly caramelize.
  • Serve a small bowl of the yellow rice with the sweet shrimp on top and garnish with some slices of kaffie lime leaves.