Refrigerator Raider: One Ripe Mango

Refrigerator Raider is not finding ANYTHING in the fridge this week. Just one ripe mango.

What can one do with one ripe mango, except for the obvious - just eat the mango itself? No. This superfood needs to be dignified and accompanied by something else...Mango never goes stag to the dance. Must go to the pantry.

Peanut Butter, Beans, Jasmine Rice, Pasta, wait back to Jasmine Rice. Jasmine Rice! We have a winner !!!!

Today's RR spotlight: Mango Sticky Rice

I have had this dish twice, both at Thai restaurants. The first was when I met a good friend for lunch and she suggested dessert. "You've never had Mango Sticky Rice?? We have to get it! It's amazing!" This dessert looks modest on a plate, but the attraction is in the contrasting textures. The second taste was when my husband and I went to a local Thai restaurant, and I played the opposite role this time. "You've never had Mango Sticky Rice??" And so the folklore continues like so, educating palettes one person at a time.

Mango Sticky Rice

1 ripe mango
1/2 cup jasmine rice
2/3 c coconut milk (approx 1/2 14oz can)
2/3 c water
2 Tbsp sugar

At Asian supermarkets, you can find small cans of coconut milk. This is convenient b/c most dishes don't require a full can.

Cook Rice in water over medium high heat. As the amount of water decreases, add coconut milk, a little at a time. Add sugar and cook until grain is cooked all the way through.

My dining companion said "It's as if one day, back in the day, someone dined at a Thai restaurant and asked for dessert and the staff was perplexed by this request....about this dessert concept so prominent in Western culture. 'What shall we do? We have a mango and we have rice. Let's figure something out!'"

Sounds like a sticky situation.


  1. mangos and sticky rice is the best!! great post:)
    Every good post needs a mango and sticky rice reference: http://www.pinkrickshaw.com/pr/2008/08/cupcake-four-ma.html

  2. your one liners crack me up!
    "Mango never goes stag to the dance."
    LOVE IT!

  3. your one liners crack me up too. u r inspiring girl!


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