Thai Coconut Sticky Rice

Thai Coconut Sticky Rice

Heaven in a bowl.  This rice is creamy and delicious with a delicate perfume of lime zest.  It’s a great accompaniment to a spicy stir fry or any other Asian style main dish.  The rice is Thai sweet rice which can be found at Asian grocery stores.

  • 2 C. Thai sweet rice
  • 3/4 C. unsweetened coconut milk
  • zest of one lime
  • pinch of salt

Rinse the rice, put it in a bowl and cover it with water.  Let the rice soak all day or at least 3 hours.  Rinse the rice and place in a steamer basket.  Place the basket in a pot with an inch or so of water under it, just as though you were steaming broccoli.  It seems like the rice will fall through the holes but it really won’t.  Cover the pot with the lid and bring to a boil.  When the water is boiling, remove the rice from the heat and set it on the counter, keeping the lid on.  Allow the rice to steam on the countertop for about 30-40 minutes.  When it’s done, the rice will be soft and sticky and easily clump together.  Drain the water out of the pot and scrape the rice into the empty pot.  Stir in the coconut milk, salt, and lime zest.


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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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5 Responses to Thai Coconut Sticky Rice

  1. Izzy says:

    Coconut rice is AMAZING!!

  2. Debbi T says:

    ….and it is really good with chuncks of fresh mango mixed in ( a traditional dish in Thailand)!

  3. Looks wonderful and I never make this at home!

  4. ha, never make it at home, as opposed to say, on a camping trip!

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