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.
Thai-Inspired Coconut-Pandan Rice Pudding With Fresh Mango Recipe
2 frozen pandan leaves (9g), thawed and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups (355ml) coconut milk
1 cup (190g) raw Thai jasmine rice
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, use half as much by volume
4 ripe Ataulfo mangoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and sliced
In a blender, process pandan and coconut milk until thoroughly blended, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer set in a medium bowl; discard strained pandan. Set aside.
In a 2-quart saucepan, combine rice and 1 1/4 cups (295ml) water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, cover pot, and allow rice to slowly absorb all the water, about 10 minutes.
Stir in pandan-coconut mixture, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let rice pudding sit, covered and undisturbed, for 10 minutes. Stir once and let the rice pudding sit, covered, for another 10 minutes (you can cool the rice pudding to room temperature if you desire).
To serve, divide rice pudding between 4 individual bowls and top with sliced mangoes.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||81%|
|Total Carbohydrate 101g||37%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Total Sugars 78g|
|Vitamin C 104mg||519%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|