Easy Mango Sticky Rice

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

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This classic Thai dessert combines the comfort of warm coconut sticky rice with fresh mangoes. We've adapted the recipe to simplify the sticky rice cooking process, no stovetop required. The choice of mango here is crucial: Ataulfo or honey mangoes are preferred for their ideal balance of sweetness and tartness. If those aren't available, any ripe mango will still make a tasty dish.

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The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • ½ cup (100g) short-grain rice
  • ¾ cup (240ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (120ml) full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • Sweetened condensed milk, for serving (optional)


  1. Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water runs clean. Add to the Anyday Deep Dish with water, sugar, and salt, stirring to combine. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 5

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 


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    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

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    PL 9 = 90% = High

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    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk, cover the rice, and allow it to set for about 5 minutes.
  4. Portion the rice and top with fresh mangoes. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk, to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds for texture.
  • Drizzle some salted caramel for extra sweetness.
  • Use pineapple, papaya, or even strawberries if mangoes are not available.

Recipe notes

  • For the best results, the rice should be still warm when served to contrast the freshness of the mangoes.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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