Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice: Khao Niew Kaew

If you’re a lover of sweet coconut sticky rice, you will also love this one: Khao Niew Kaew (ข้าวเหนียวแก้ว) 🙂 Similar to Thai sticky rice with mango, Khao Niew Kaew is a very popular traditional Thai dessert that is often served at ceremonies or partys. It is easy to prepare since you only need Thai sticky rice, coconut cream, sugar and pandan leaves & juice. Optionally, you may also use food colouring but in the traditional recipe, only pandan juice is used.

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

Sweet coconut sticky rice, Khao Niew Kaew (photo: bloggang.com)

Sweet coconut sticky rice, Khao Niew Kaew (photo: bloggang.com)

Ingredients for 3-5 servings:

  • 1 cup of sticky rice, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup of coconut cream
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of pandan juice
  • 1 TSP white sesame
  • pandan leaf cups or muffin trays


First rinse the sticky rice, then steam the rice on a high heat for about 20-25 minutes. Second, mix the cooked sticky rice with the coconut cream, then cover the mixture and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Now pour the mixture into a pan and add the sugar. Mix everything together well on a low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Finally add the pandan juice and keep stirring until the mixture thickens. Put the mixture into pandan leaf cups or muffin trays and sprinkle with white seasame. You’re ready to serve!

The following video shows you how to prepare this traditional Thai dessert easily. Enjoy!

I hope you’ll give sweet coconut sticky rice a try! 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

Thai Dessert: Sticky Rice with Mango (Khao Niew Ma Muang)

Sticky rice with mango (in Thai: ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง, Khao Niew Ma Muang) is probably the most popular and well-known traditional Thai dessert. This treat is made of sticky rice cooked in sweetened coconut cream, served with slices of ripe mango, coconut cream and a few roasted mung beans (tua luang) on top.

Sticky Rice with Mango

Homemade sweet sticky rice with mango & pineapple (photo taken by myself)

Homemade sweet sticky rice with mango & pineapple (photo: Sirinya’s Thailand Blog)

Here is what you need to prepare two portions:

  •  2 mangos (you may also serve with other exotic fruits like pineapple & papaya)
  • 250g sticky rice
  • 150 ml coconut cream
  • 200g sugar
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 3 pandan leaves (optional)
  • 3TSP roasted split mung beans


  • 80 ml coconut cream
  • 1/2 TSP salt


First prepare the sticky rice: put the rice into a bowl and cover it with water to let it soak for at least six hours or overnight. Then drain the soaked rice and put it into a steamer basket. Steam the rice for about 20 minutes. Then set it aside in a bowl. Take a pot and boil the coconut cream adding sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Put the pandan leaves in (optional). Now pour the coconut mixture on the sticky rice. Then cover the rice and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime you may prepare the coconut topping and mango: take the coconut cream and put the salt in. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Then cut the ripe mango into slices. Arrange the sticky rice with the mango slices on a plate and put the coconut topping and roasted mung beans on top (you may also serve without topping as you prefer). You’re ready to serve! 🙂

This recipe for sticky rice with mango comes from the amazing cooking channel WhatRecipe.tv. In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dessert.

Hope you’ll give this amazing Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)