Khao Niao Mamuang

Khao Niao Mamuang

By Food E Fare

Khao Niao Mamuang" is a popular Thai dessert that consists of sticky rice with ripe mango slices, topped with coconut milk. Here's a basic recipe to make Khao Niao Mamuang:


For Sticky Rice:

  • 1 cup glutinous rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)

For Coconut Sauce:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Serving:

  • Ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)


Sticky Rice:

Soak the Rice:

  • Rinse the glutinous rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Drain and Steam:

  • After soaking, drain the rice. Place the rice in a steamer lined with cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Steam the rice for 25-30 minutes or until it becomes tender and sticky.

Prepare Coconut Mixture:

  • While the rice is steaming, mix 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.

Combine Rice and Coconut Mixture:

  • Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl. Pour the coconut mixture over the rice while it's still hot. Stir to coat the rice evenly. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Coconut Sauce:

  • In another saucepan, combine 1 cup of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.


Assemble the Dish:

  • Mold a portion of the sticky rice into a small cup or bowl. Invert it onto a serving plate to create a neat mound of sticky rice.

Add Mango Slices:

  • Arrange slices of ripe mango on the side or on top of the sticky rice.

Drizzle with Coconut Sauce:

  • Drizzle the coconut sauce over the sticky rice and mango slices. Ensure a generous amount of sauce covers the dessert.

Optional Garnish:

  • Optionally, sprinkle sesame seeds over the top for added texture.


  • Serve Khao Niao Mamuang immediately while it's still warm.


Enjoy this delightful Thai dessert that combines the sweetness of ripe mango, the stickiness of glutinous rice, and the richness of coconut milk. It's a refreshing and indulgent treat, especially popular during the mango season.

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