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Thai-Inspired Coconut-Pandan Rice Pudding with Fresh Mango

[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu]

An easier, quicker, more stovetop-friendly version of the iconic Thai dessert, Khao Niao Ma-muang, this coconut rice pudding and mango retains all of the flavors found in the original dish by which it is inspired. Pandan leaves are used here to add scent and color; they are completely optional.

Note: Thai jasmine rice works best in this recipe, but you can use any long grain rice except basmati which is too low in starch for this application. Make sure you do not rinse the rice; we need all the starch we can get from it to create the desired texture and consistency.

About the author: Leela is the author of the Thai food blog You can follow her at @shesimmers

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