Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dh and I were looking for a good green mango chutney recipe, since we have a pile of them here to use up. Along the way we saw this recipe for Mango Sticky Rice.
We have mangoes in the back yard. The next day, I drove past a pile of coconuts that someone had picked off their tree and were giving away. Obviously, it was meant to be.
Yes...it really is as yummy as it looks in the pics. :p
The recipe I tried to follow is in that above video link, but I changed it up a little, so if anyone is in the mood, here is the recipe:
1 cup sweet (mochi) rice
1 cup water
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup fresh grated coconut (or a couple tablespoons dried)
1/2 cup fresh, grated coconut, (or a couple tablespoons dried), additional to the above amount
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt (I missed this part, and I totally regretted it...I recommend YOU don't miss it)
Soak the first two ingredients, the rice and water, together for 30 min. Add the next three, put on stove and bring to a boil (WATCH this part, cause it will very easily stick and burn if you aren't paying attention! Give it the random stir on the bottom as it heats.) Turn it down to a simmer, and cook for 15 min, til the rice grains are no longer crunchy and undone.
While that is cooking, toast the remaining coconut on medium-low heat, til toasty-golden brown. Stir frequently so it doesn't burn.
Mix the next three ingredients together into a sauce. When the rice has cooked, pour half the sauce in, toss it through, and then add the rest. At this point, it's going to look a little sloppy. Let it sit for 20 min or so, to absorb some more sauce, and to cool a little, or a lot, depending on how you like it.
Serve with cut up mangoes alongside. Yum!
Many thanks to John Mitzewich on About.com for the recipe, and very instructional video to go with it. :p