Khao Neeo See Dam Recipe

  • 1 cup Thai black (glutinous) rice
  • 1 cup Thai long-grain sticky (glutinous) rice
  • 1 1/2 cups well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk (about 12 ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons palm sugar or firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Accompaniments: slices of peach, mango, star fruit, or other soft acid-sweet fruit
  1. Soak and steam black rice and sticky rice together, following procedures in recipe for Sticky Rice .
  2. While rice is steaming, in a small saucepan heat coconut milk, sugar, and salt over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Keep sauce warm, covered.
  3. Transfer steamed rice to a bowl and immediately pour warm sauce over it, stirring gently. Let rice mixture stand covered, at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours for rice to absorb sauce and flavors to blend. Do not chill mixture or it will dry out and harden.
  4. Serve rice with fruit.