Mango Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert


You've probably seen the VIRAL Mango Coconut Sticky Rice from Nara Smith's VIRAL TikTok, and like me, are craving it big time! It's creamy, sticky, sweet, a bit salty too. And surprisingly so easy to make with such few ingredients. I highly recommend giving it a try!

Ingredients you'll need:

  • Sweet Sticky Rice
  • Canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Granulated Cane Sugar
  • Fine Sea Salt
  • Sesame Seeds, lightly toasted
  • Ripe Fresh Mangos, thinly sliced and peeled
  • Mango Sorbet, for serving

Substiutes for Mango:

You really could substitute the mango in this sticky rice dessert recipe for just about any fruit you love! I have a few suggestions below, too.

  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches (especially when cooked with a little honey until tender!)
  • Pears (also suggest cooking until tender)

Can Sticky Rice be Made in Advance?

Sticky rice is a delicious side dish and dessert, especially during the Spring and Summer seasons! It's perfect for a crowd and it can be made in advance. You can keep at room temperature for 2-4 hours, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To reheat after storing in the fridge, place in a microwave safe bowl with a teaspoon of water, cover with a wet paper towel and cook in 30 second intervals.

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Mango Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert

It's creamy, sticky, sweet, a bit salty too. And surprisingly so easy to make with such few ingredients. I highly recommend giving it a try!



Servings: 6

  • 1 1/4 cup Sweet Sticky Rice
  • 1 1/4 cup Canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1-2 large Mangos, thinly sliced and peeled
  • Mango Sorbet, for serving


  1. In a fine wash bowl, rinse the rice for 1 minute, until the water runs almost clear. Place in a bowl, cover with cold water, and let sit at least 2 hours to overnight.
  2. The next morning, drain the rice in a sieve. Add a steamer basket to a large pot, then fill with 1" of water (about 1 cup). Make sure the water doesn't touch the steamer basket.
  3. Line the steam basket with a thin tea towel or cheesecloth, then add the rice and even it out. Place over medium high heat to bring the water to a boil, about 1-2 minutes. Cover and let steam fro 20-30 minutes, or until tender. Check the water level at 20 minutes and add more if necessary.
  4. While the rice cooks, add the coconut milk and sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salt and vanilla (as desired). Remove from heat, but keep warm.
  5. Transfer the steamed rice to a large bowl, add 1 cup of the coconut milk mixture, then stir to combine. Let sit another 10-15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed. At this point, you can keep covered at room temperature for 2 hours prior to serving, if making in advance.
  6. To serve, use 1/4 cup molds or small ramekins to press the sticky rice into and dump upside down onto a serving plate.
  7. Enjoy with the ripe mango slices, more coconut milk, toasted sesame seeds, and the mango sorbet!

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