Sweetened Sticky Rice with Coconut & Papaya

One of my all time favorite Thai treats is sweetened sticky rice and of course Mama makes sure to make me a batch when I come to the family home. This is just the normal sweetened sticky rice wrapped up in banana leaves.

Thai Sweetened sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves

Today however I found a new favorite.! This is another form of sweetened sticky rice made with coconut cream, coconut, papaya and black beans added in. All the ingredients are placed in a length of bamboo and then the bamboo is roasted on a fire to cook the rice.

Thai sweetened sticky rice with coconut and papaya

Apparently this is a recipe that is really easy to screw up so not everyone will make it. When the rice is done the whole thing is left to cool. Once cooled you peel off the bamboo and have at it. Absolutely delicious!

Thai sweetened sticky rice with coconut and papaya out of the bamboo sheath

I just learned that Pookies young brother and Uncle will be making a batch of this sticky rice this week when we burn off the last of the rice fields…rumor has it the best way to cook it is against a tree in the rice field when you burn it off, I guess I’ll find out.

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6 Responses to Sweetened Sticky Rice with Coconut & Papaya
  1. Mike
    April 25, 2009 | 3:18 am

    Talen,the sticky rice in bamboo you describe is called Khao Lam here. I love it great hot or cold after an hour in the fridge.

    There are also several different flavours. (perhaps regional)

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    • Talen
      April 25, 2009 | 4:32 am

      I was wondering what the name might be…thanks Mike. And I agree it is very good hot or cold!

  2. Martin In Bulgaria
    April 25, 2009 | 7:51 am

    This looks very tricky, not for the nocie cook like you say. Another sweet and coconutty is a favourite of mine as well. I assume Nothing like the sickly bounty bar.

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  3. Malcolm
    April 25, 2009 | 10:00 am

    Talen, You and all the comments have made me hungry and my mouth is watering ,I can’t wait till morning , so I can run over on the Honda to the next little village, where a lady,makes a limited number of these every morning ,so as to have no left overs , and you have to get there early to get a few , and you canbet , I will be one of the first in line . Malcolm
    hope I can sleeo tonite ha ha

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  4. Martyn
    April 25, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    I have tried the top version of sweet sticky rice and enjoyed it but I’ve not seen the black bean one. Wilai’s mother often makes sweet sticky rice to take to the Wat on various Buddhist days so a word in Wilai’s shell and perhaps she can knock up this tasty looking bamboo wrapped receipe. I think I’d enjoy it.

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  5. Vietnam Hotel Reviews
    November 4, 2009 | 1:58 am

    Yes in Vietnam we have this too but Thai sweet sticky rice tastes better somehow.

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