Sweet Rice with Mangoes recipe, Filipino Recipes

Yield:  6 servings.


  • 1 cup glutinous rice (or sticky rice, sweet rice – no substitues)
  • 12 cups water
  • 24-inch banana leaf, wiped clean and cut into 6 decorative shapes (optional)
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Ingredients for Sauce One

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pinches salt

Ingredients for Sauce Two

  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped palm sugar , or coconut sugar (can substitue is brown sugar)

A day ahead, combine rice and 6 cups water and soak at room temperature overnight.  Drain the rice once and midway point and re-cover with 6 more cups of water.  The next day, pour water to a depth of 3 inces into a steamer pan.  Line the steamer pan and set the steamer over high heat.  Bring the water to a boil, drape overhanging cheesecloth loosely over rice, cover, and steam for 20 minutes.  Remove the tray of rice from the steamer, and lift out the rice-filled cheesecloth packet.  Reline the steamer tray with clean cheesecloth and invert the half-cooked rice back into the steamer tray.  Drape the rice with the new cheesecloth, cover, and steam over high heat until the rice kernels are tender, about 20 more minutes.

Meanwhile, to make Sauce One, in a saucepan over low heat, combine the ingredients and bring to a low simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.

To make Sauce Two, combine the ingredients in seperate pan and warm over low heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Let both sauces cool to room temerature.

Line 6 small ramekins with 8-inch squares of plastic wrap.  Transfer the rice to a bowl.  Using a spatula, gradually mix in Sauce One.  Divide the rice among the ramekins, pressing down to distribute it evenly, and cover with the plastic wrap.  Let stand at room temperature for 30 mins – 2 hrs.  Do not refridgerate.  Place a banana leaf shape, if using, on plate.  Fold back the plastic wrap on each ramekin, and invert onto each leaf.  Lift off the ramekin and peel off the plastic.  Garnish with 3 or 4 mango slices, drizzle with 2 Tbs of Sauce Two, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Pass the remaining sauce at the table.

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