Do you like your dessert cold or warm? Personally, I prefer my desserts warm. I even heat up some of my cakes if I have the option to. Well, I suppose the only exception will be ice-cream, but I’m not a big fan of ice-cream to begin with. Thai Mango Stick Rice should be no stranger to most people. It is one of the more popular dessert that people will order when they visit a Thai restaurant.


That warm, rich, mushy, and sweet sticky rice possess a complexity that makes you want to reach for more as you try to figure it out. It pairs so beautifully with the sweet & slightly tart mango that melts ever so gently in your mouth. And that sauce, oh that sauce… the one that I caught myself secretly wishing every-single-time that there was more of it. If I have to choose to have only 1 dessert for the rest of my life. This have got to be it. I will include a video link that demonstrates how to make the mango rose below.


Here is the video on how to cut and layer the mango rose: Mango Rose Video. It’s actually not as complicated as it looks. Took me about 5 minutes to put together this mango rose. So don’t be intimidated by it! 🙂 Just remember if the mango is soft, cut thicker slices. If it is harder, then cut thinner slices.


Thai Mango Sticky Rice


  • 1 large ripe mango skinned and sliced
  • 1 cup sticky/glutinous rice
  • 1-1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Rinse your rice until water runs clear.

  • Add rice and water in rice cooker pot and let stand for 30 minute.

  • Turn on rice cooker and allow to cook.

  • When rice is cooked, let it sit for 5 more minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce.

  • Bring coconut milk, sugar, and salt to a boil.

  • Lower heat to simmer until sugar dissolved and sauce thickened.

  • Fluff the rice, then pour in 3/4 of the sauce into the rice.

  • Mix to combine, then allow rice to absorb the coconut sauce. (about 10 minutes)

  • Assemble the rice with sliced mango, and spoon sauce over.

  • Serve warm.

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I’m submitting this to Kelly of Mum-bo-Jumbo and Jennifer of Nanna’s Wisdom link up party!


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