Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango and Sticky Rice): how to make this popular Thai street food dessert with few simple ingredients (no soaking required). A sweet creamy dream come true! #instantpot #easyrecipe #pressurecooker #dessert #veganrecipes #recipe

Make Creamy Rich Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango and Sticky Rice – Khao Niao Ma Muang). Recreate this popular Thai street food dessert with few simple ingredients (no soaking required). A sweet creamy dream come true!

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Thai food knows its way to my heart.

I’m deeply madly in love with their amazing skills at balancing complex layers of flavors & textures. Just love their street food culture!

Aside from the ever-popular Pad Thai, deeply flavored Tom Yum, Thai Green Curry, Thai Mango Sticky Rice has always been one of my favorites!

Ever since we’ve published our Easy & Quick No-Soak Instant Pot Sticky Rice experiment, readers have been inquiring how to make Thai Mango Sticky Rice in Instant Pot.

So yes! Here it is with our little twist – Mango Sticky Rice Temari! 😉

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango and Sticky Rice): how to make this popular Thai street food dessert with few simple ingredients (no soaking required). A sweet creamy dream come true! #instantpot #easyrecipe #pressurecooker #dessert #veganrecipes #recipe

What is Thai Mango Sticky Rice?

Sticky Rice (Sweet Rice or Glutinous Rice) is a non-translucent, opaque milky-colored, long grain rice. Despite the name, Glutinous Rice is gluten-free.

Perfectly cooked sticky rice is firm, chewy, not mushy, and filled with fragrance.

And Thai Mango Sticky Rice is mainly made with sticky rice, mango, and coconut milk. Glistening with rich & creamy sweet coconut sauce with just a hint of saltiness to enhance the flavors.

How to Make Thai Mango Sticky Rice #instantpot #easyrecipe #dessert #dessertrecipes #recipe
Taste Testing @ Our Client’s Thai Restaurant: Signature Mango and Sticky Rice

Which Coconut Milk to Use?

We experimented this recipe with both canned coconut milk(left) and  boxed 100% unsweetened coconut milk(right). Both worked great, but flavorwise, we like the boxed version a little more.

*Note: the coconut milk we used to develop this recipe is 100% Unsweetened Coconut Milk NOT the beverage or refrigerated type of Coconut Milk.

Time for making Mango Sticky Rice in Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango and Sticky Rice): how to make this popular Thai street food dessert with few simple ingredients (no soaking required). A sweet creamy dream come true! #instantpot #easyrecipe #pressurecooker #dessert #veganrecipes #recipe

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice

Make Creamy Rich Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango and Sticky Rice - Khao Niao Ma Muang). Recreate this popular Thai street food dessert with few simple ingredients (no soaking required). A sweet creamy dream come true!
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) glutinous rice
  • cup (167ml) cold water
  • cup (167ml) coconut milk
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon (62.5g) sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 (309g) mango , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (11g) coconut flakes

Coconut Sauce

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Sticky Rice: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot. Add a steamer basket. In a stainless steel bowl, add 1 cup (200g) glutinous rice and ⅔ cup (167ml) cold water. Ensure all the rice are submerged. Layer stainless steel bowl on top of the steamer basket. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes, then 12 minutes Natural Release.
  • Prepare Coconut Milk Mixture: While sticky rice is natural releasing, add ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (62.5g) sugar, a pinch of salt, and ⅔ cup (167ml) coconut milk in a saucepan. Warm mixture over medium-low heat, just so the sugar fully dissolves. Remove mixture from heat and pour into the sticky rice. Gently fluff and mix. Let it sit for roughly 30 - 60 minutes until coconut mixture is fully soaked.
  • Toast Coconut Flakes: Place 2 tbsp (11g) coconut flakes on a skillet. Toast until golden brown over medium heat (~2 - 3 minutes). Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare Coconut Sauce: In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tbsp (30ml) coconut milk with 1 tbsp (10g) cornstarch. In the saucepan, add ½ cup (125ml) coconut milk, 2 tbsp (25g) sugar, and 2 pinches of salt. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Thicken the sauce by slowly adding the coconut cornstarch mixture to the simmering coconut milk mixture. Mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Prepare Mango: Peel off the skin, cut off the ends, then cut mango by gliding a knife along the mango seed.
  • Serve Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Balls:
    -Layer mango slice on plastic food wrap
    -Drizzle a small amount of coconut sauce on mango
    -Place 1 large heaping tablespoon (~40 - 45g) coconut sticky rice on top
    -Form temari bite as shown in photo below
    -Sprinkle a pinch of perfectly toasted golden brown coconut flakes on top
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Recipe Notes:

Choosing Mangoes: Try to use perfectly ripe mangoes for best flavor & texture.
Coconut Milk: be sure to use 100% Unsweetened Coconut Milk NOT the beverage or refrigerated type of Coconut Milk.

Nutrition:

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: glutinous rice, instant pot recipes, instant pot rice, instant pot sticky rice, mango sticky rice, sweet rice
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Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice

These cute & adorable Thai Mango Sticky Rice Balls are inspired by the temari sushi we had at one of our clients’ Japanese Restaurant.

Temari Sushi 手まり寿司 (Ball Shaped Sushi)
Taste Testing @ Our Client’s Japanese Restaurant: Temari Sushi 手まり寿司 (Ball Shaped Sushi)

So, here we go!

First, prepare ingredients for Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe:

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice) Ingredients

Place steamer basket in Instant Pot, then pour in 1 cup (250ml) cold water.

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): add water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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Pressure Cook Sticky Rice


In a stainless steel bowl, add 1 cup (200g) glutinous rice and 2/3 cup (167ml) cold water. Give it a quick stir to ensure all the rice are submerged.

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): use pot in pot method to pressure cook glutinous rice in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Layer stainless steel bowl on top of the steamer basket.

Close lid and turn the Venting Knob to the Sealing Position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes, then 12 minutes Natural Release

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): pressure cook glutinous rice in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker using High Pressure Program

If the Floating Valve doesn’t drop after 12 minutes of Natural Release, release remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to Venting Position.

Open the lid carefully.

How to make Thai Mango Sticky Rice in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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Prepare Coconut Milk Mixture


While the sticky rice is natural releasing, add 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp (62.5g) sugar, a pinch of salt, and 2/3 cup (167ml) coconut milk in a saucepan.

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): make coconut milk mixture for glutinous rice

Warm the mixture over medium-low heat, just so the sugar fully dissolves.

Remove from heat and pour the coconut milk mixture into the piping hot pressure cooked sticky rice.

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): mix coconut milk mixture with pressure cooker glutinous rice

Gently fluff the sticky rice and give it a quick mix.

Let it sit for roughly 30 – 60 minutes until the coconut mixture is fully soaked.

*Note: We tested a few different “Coconut Milk Mixture to Rice” ratios and found this is the most suitable ratio in terms of flavor and moist level.

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): experiment comparison of different coconut milk to sticky rice ratios
Comparison experiments for the best Coconut Milk to Sticky Rice Ratio

3

Toast Coconut Flakes


Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): toast coconut flakes until golden brown

Place 2 tbsp (11g) coconut flakes on a skillet.

Toast until golden brown over medium heat (~2 – 3 minutes). Stir occasionally.

Remove from heat and set aside.

4

Prepare Coconut Sauce


In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tbsp (30ml) coconut milk with 1 tbsp (10g) cornstarch.

In the saucepan, add 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut milk, 2 tbsp (25g) sugar, and 2 pinches of salt.

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.

Thicken the sauce by slowly adding the coconut cornstarch mixture to the simmering coconut milk mixture.

Mix well and turn off the heat.

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How to Prepare a Mango


how to prepare a mango

First, peel off the skin.

Cut off the ends so it can stand securely.

Then, cut the mango by gliding a knife along the mango seed.

Now you have two giant pieces of mango awesomeness to slice. Don’t forget to eat the residual meat on the seed! 😀

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Serving Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice


You can serve the mango sticky rice traditionally like above photo from our Thai restaurant client.

To serve as Temari Bites:

  1. Layer mango slice on plastic food wrap
  2. Drizzle a small amount of coconut sauce on mango
  3. Place 1 large heaping tablespoon (~40 – 45g) coconut sticky rice on top
  4. Form temari bite as shown in the photo below
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of perfectly toasted golden brown coconut flakes on top

Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Thai Mango Sticky Rice): how to make temari bites

Be adventurous and serve them with mung beans, toasted sesame seed, toasted coconut flakes….etc

*Pro Tip: best to eat Mango Sticky Rice immediately to prevent from compromising the texture & taste

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Enjoy your Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice!~ 🙂


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CJ

Your method for cooking sticky rice worked perfectly! I didn’t have a small stainless bowl so I used an Anchor Hocking 1-qt tempered glass bowl and cooked it 15 minutes. I ran out of cornstarch so I substituted tapioca starch in the sauce. Please don’t make the same mistake: tapioca gave the sauce a viscous, stringy, slimy, just-plain-gross texture and appearance that I shuddered to even look at, so the sauce went straight down the drain. All is well though, the rice and sliced mango are delicious with some sweetened Trader Joe’s coconut cream drizzled on top. I was nervous… Read more »

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anna

Hi! I want to make this for a group of friends and I will be bringing it with me to a friend’s house. You wrote for best results it should be eaten right away. Do you think it would change the recipe much if it stayed for an hour? I want to make it at home and bring it with me all ready.

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Angelina

How long should I cook the rice in the instant pot if I’m using black glutinous rice? Thanks!5 stars

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Cilka Castro

Why do you use the inner pot to cook the rice? Can you just cook the rice directly in the instant pot and not use the inner pot on the trivet?

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Alice

I could never have imagined cooking sticky rice could become so easy and no need to plan ahead by soaking it. Made this dessert for a friend’s dinner and it was as good as the ones we ate at the Thai restaurant!5 stars

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Cambri4

Winner, winner! This recipe gets the thumbs up from my Thai foreign exchange student and the rest of our family. We didn’t have access so any good mangos so subbed bananas and those work as well!5 stars

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Rapper450

Followed the recipe exactly except added 5 min pressure cook time due to ss bowl being only slightly larger than 5″. To serve, I just put a scoop of rice in the bowl, added some chunked up mango, and dabbled some of the thickened cream around. Oooh, it was great, even before the toasted coconut!5 stars

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Wendy

If I don’t have access to glutinous rice nearby but have a bag of jasmine rice at home, would that work? Thx

Sal

Hello A+J.

The instructions did not mention if it is necessary to soak the glutinous rice prior to placing in the IP.

I look forward to making this dessert.

Thank you.

Vicky

Hi, Is it okay to use silicone bowl instead of stainless one?

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