Thai Black Sticky Rice & Sweet Coconut Milk, "Khao Neeo Dahm"
One of the greatest contributions of Thailand to entire mankind--this Thai black sticky rice dessert is so delicious you'll never have enough. Ours is a tried-and-true recipe that we're certain you'll appreciate.
1.5 cups cooked black sticky rice
1.5 cups water
1 teaspoon tapioca starch
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can coconut milk
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Steam the sticky rice until tender.
- Meanwhile, place the coconut milk in a heavy pot and heat over medium heat until hot. Do not boil. Add the sugar and salt and stir to dissolve completely.
- When the sticky rice is tender, turn it out into a bowl and pour 1 cup of the hot coconut milk over; reserve the rest. Stir to mix the liquid into the rice, then let stand for 20 minutes to an hour to allow the flavors to blend.