Thai Treat

Ingredient,Recipes,Seasonal Foods
May 16, 2012

Mango Sticky Rice—the quintessential Thai dessert.

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Thai cuisine once seemed like an exotic fad, but a generation after finding its way to the United States, it’s now as mainstream as any of the “Big Three”—Chinese, Mexican and Italian.

The trademark of Thai cuisine is a reliance on fresh ingredients prepared quickly, followed by simple, yet elegant desserts that have few ingredients but complex flavor. The quintessential Thai dessert is Mango Sticky Rice. For such a pristine dish, the recipes available can be dauntingly complicated. We’ve stripped this classic finale down to just three main ingredients—and a 10-minute cooking time. And don’t worry—all the authentic taste is still there.

— By David Feder

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice Dessert

For a creamier version of this dessert, pour a little coconut milk over each serving.

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