Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mango and Kiwi Coconut Sticky Rice



After traveling for the better part of the first two weeks of the academic quarter and being away from my home institution for an entire semester prior to that, I've been spending this week just trying to land on my feet and get back into the swing of things.  It most definitely has NOT been easy!

Certain things have made the transition survive-able though, like getting back to my Wednesday night routine: making dessert and watching the latest Top Chef episode on Bravo with my friend Starr.  This week, Starr mentioned that she had sticky rice at home, and I jumped at the opportunity to try this recipe that I'd been eyeing on one of my favorite food blogs, Une-deux Senses, for a while now.  The rice, which I made in a rice cooker rather than on the stove (because I'm Chinese and have no idea how to cook rice that's not risotto/paella without a rice cooker!), turned out beautifully--sticky, al dente, perfectly coconut but not overly sweet--and was the perfect base for sweet slices of tropical fruit on top.  The kiwi was a great addition as well, and, unlike certain people on Top Chef last night, I was smart enough to stop there and not add any foam.  (you Top Chef fans know what I'm talking about!)

Anyways, I still feel as if I'm totally scrambling to catch up with my life right now, but hopefully! soon I'll get back to a proper rhythm for my days.  Otherwise, I'm going to be totally screwed....  ack!

(I barely made any changes at all to the original recipe, so hop on over to --> Une-deux Senses <-- for the instructions to this dessert.)

11 comments:

  1. Its been a LONG time since I last visited your blog Stephanie! Need to go through the posts about your trip to the East coast and how u were able to handle the cold :-)
    Sticky rice is one of my favorites and as usual your photos make me wanna try them!

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  2. hello :D
    i came across this little product, and just had to come and show my favorite dessert-blogger.
    there's just no way it could be this simple; am i correct or am i correct ?! :P

    http://www.strapya-world.com/products/40238.html

    any-who. glad you had a good time on the east coast ! i'm still all snowed in over here...and could use some of that delicious-looking sticky rice you got there.
    <3 lian

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  3. This looks terribly pretty - your photography is just lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe around !

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  4. i love mangoes, kiwis and coconut, plus i love rice pudding kind of desserts... i don't see how this could get any better

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  5. Looks great, Steph! Love how you shaped the rice and folded the fruit. Since I almost always buy this at Thai restaurants I should just learn how to make it and save myself some $$ :).

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  6. OMG Steph. Heaven in a blog. Weirdly, the first time I had this (also the time I fell in love with it and the last time I thought it was well made) was at this weird riverside joint run by two Thai immigrants near my hometown in Missouri. Folk music, rednecks, gravel roads, rocking chairs, double-wides, and the best Thai food I've ever eaten. I'm excited to try making this after my sugar fast, it may have to be the first thing!

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  7. That looks so delicious. I had no idea there was such a thing as a rice cooker, I have never been able to make decent rice... I'm going to have to pick one up!

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  8. i am a huge lover of sticky rice with mango...i love the addition of kiwi! mmmmm.

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  9. i am a huge lover of sticky rice with mango...i love the addition of kiwi! mmmmm.

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  10. Looks great, Steph! Love how you shaped the rice and folded the fruit. Since I almost always buy this at Thai restaurants I should just learn how to make it and save myself some $$ :).

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  11. Its been a LONG time since I last visited your blog Stephanie! Need to go through the posts about your trip to the East coast and how u were able to handle the cold :-)
    Sticky rice is one of my favorites and as usual your photos make me wanna try them!

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