Cambodian Dessert: Sweet Rice Mango (Easy to Make Recipe)

"Sues'day." That means "hello" in Khmer (aka Cambodian) and since Cambodian New Years is right around the corner, I thought I'd share with you all on how to make one of my favorite Cambodian desserts; which is the easy to make -- but delicious -- sweet rice and mango. There's also some coconut sauce in there too and you should use steamed sweet rice.

Let's get started.


- 1 can of coconut milk.

- 1/2 cup of sugar.

- 1 cup of water.

- 2 cups of sweet rice. Jasmine sweet rice. They should be un-cooked for now.

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt

- 1 mango. Make sure it's ripe and you cut into bite-sized bits.

- 4oz of frozen coconut meat... or you could buy actual coconuts and shred it yourself. In fact, that's better... but it takes longer. Hahah.

And then... the COCONUT SAUCE:

- Go right on ahead and pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan.

- Simmer until it is thickened.

- Add the salt and sugar.

- Stir until the sugar melts and dissolves.

- Remove coconut sauce from the stove, set it aside and let it cool off.

And then... THE SWEET RICE:

- In a rice cooker, cook the rice with 1 cup of water until the rice is soft.

- Get a spatula in there and divide the rice up and then pour into a large bowl.

- Take the 1/2 of the coconut sauce and pour it into the bowl of cooked sweet rice.

- Stir well.

- Add the frozen or fresh coconut meat.

- Stir again.


- Put the sweet rice in a small bowl.

- Press down on the sweet rice with a big spoon. Pack it down.

- Put a plate on top of the rice bowl, turn it upside down, and leave it on the plate.

- Make a top opening in the middle of the sweet rice, fill it with mango.

- With the remaining coconut sauce, you can pour it all over the whole thing -- if you want.

- And you could also decorate more mango pieces on the side of the plates.

And that's all there is to it. Enjoy this healthy dessert... or it should be healthy. Haha. The Jet signing out.

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mannyrolando 5 years ago

It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay Author

No problemo. Thanks for reading.

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love mango. Delicious recipes and good combination between rice and mango. Rated up!


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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay Author

Thanks! Enjoy.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Very yummy sounding! Can you use shredded coconut instead of frozen?

Do you think I could fill the middle with Mighty Mom's caramel? Oh wait... scratch that. I promised YOU my caramel!!!

Great recipe. You should write about Cambodian New Year, for those of us who aren't familiar with it!

Good job, Jet! MM

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay Author

It's better to use shredded coconut, yes. Haha.

Caramel = happy Jet.

I should write about it, and I would have to do it justice though.

Thank you, MM! You're welcomed to my hubs anytime.

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Claudia Tello 3 years ago from Mexico

I tried this dish when I was in Thailand. However, I can´t say if I like it or not yet..... it’s a very strange dessert for my palate and I think it would take some more tries to decide on it.

The sweet rice mango looks great on your picture!

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