Thai Black Sticky Rice & Sweet Coconut Milk, "Khao Neeo Dahm"

Ours is a tried-and-true recipe that we're certain you'll appreciate
Dish Type: Lifestyle: dairy free, nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

  1. Steam the sticky rice until tender.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.