If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook for a while, you know that mango sticky rice is one of my favorite sweets ever. And this is especially true when you can turn this naturally gluten-free dessert into a healthy gluten-free recipe! Read on and I will show how to turn this yummy treat in a refined sugar-free dessert. The first time I tried mango sticky rice I was just in the right place: Bangkok. As you can imagine, mangoes in Thailand are the best in the whole world! Anywhere you go, from Chiang Mai to Phuket, you'll find food carts selling fresh mangoes.


Recipe Summary

28 mins
1 hr
1 hr 43 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place glutinous rice in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water. Let soak, about 1 hour. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

  • Cook rice in a steamer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.

  • Combine coconut milk, dates, and Himalayan salt in a high-speed blender; blend until completely smooth. Pour 2/3 of the coconut mixture into a bowl; reserve.

  • Pour remaining 1/3 of the coconut mixture into a saucepan over low heat. Sift in cornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened into a sauce, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Place rice in a large pot over low heat; stir in reserved coconut mixture. Cook, stirring gently, until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Transfer rice to a serving dish. Arrange mango slices around rice. Pour sauce over rice; garnish with sesame seeds.

Cook's Note:

Using regular rice would completely change the texture of this recipe. The only acceptable alternative is to use black sticky rice, which is also used in various desserts typical of Southeast Asia.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 45.7g; fat 16.8g; sodium 158.6mg. Full Nutrition