In the South Arm Community, Minoo decided to do four old recipes which are simple and well received. After more than 5 years of blogging the recipes from the Richmond Community Kitchen, there are at least 600 recipes in my collection. It’s not easy to come out with new recipes which are economical, simple and healthy. From time to time, Minoo will go back to her recipe repertoire to re-do some well received recipes. It does not matter much because not many of the members of the community kitchens stay for a long time except for a few loyal members. People come and go.
So, for this session at the South Arm Community Kitchen, Minoo re-do three recipes. They are Chicken Corn Chili, South Western Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Minoo actually planned to make an Easy Lemon Cheesecake for dessert which is also a recipe that we had done before. Since it’s mango season, I volunteer to demonstrate a popular Thai dessert called Mango with Sticky Rice (Khao Niao Mamuang).
Mango with Sticky Rice is a popular street food in Thailand. It’s important to get sweet ripe mango for this dessert. This dessert can also made with ripe peaches, papayas and durian.
Mango is a fleshy stone fruit which is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. Mango is rich in a variety of phytochemicals and nutrients such as potassium, copper and 17 amino acids. The fruit pulp is high in prebiotic dietary fiber, vitamin A, C, E, B6 and K.
Ripe mango is sweet and usually eaten raw. Unripe mango is sour and often eaten as a salad with fish sauce or salt such as bagoong in Phillipines. Mango is dried and eaten as a snack. Mangoes can be used to make juice, ice-cream, sorbetes or smoothies. There are so many ways to enjoy mango.
- 3 cups sticky rice
- 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar (can substitute with palm sugar or brown sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 ripe mangoes
- toasted sesame seeds or mint or Asian basil sprigs for garnishing (optional)
Source: this recipe is adapted from Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Serves: 8 to 10
Sticky rice is also known as glutinous rice or sweet rice. Sticky rice does not contain dietary gluten. Therefore it’s safe for gluten-free diets.