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Mango with Sticky Rice is one of my favorite recipes and my favorite type of mango is the ataulfo (also called champagne) mango. It's very similar to one of the varieties we have in Thailand and is very delicious! See below for an illustrated guide on how to cut a mango for eating or for use in a dessert.
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Mango with Sticky Rice
serves 6

2 cups sticky rice
1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 ripe mangos

1. Soak the sticky rice in water for at least 3 hours. Get water boiling in a steamer pot and place the soaked rice in the basket. Steam for 10-15 minutes or until the rice turns translucent.

2. In a heated saucepan, add the coconut cream, sugar and salt and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add the cooked sticky rice and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a serving platter.

3. Peel the mangos and slice the fruit into long pieces. Place on top of the rice and serve (may be served warm or cold).

This recipe taken from "Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart" by Supatra Johnson. Published by Jasmine Market. (All Rights Reserved) Copyright 2004.

ataulfo mangos The Ataulfo mango is usually imported from Mexico or Central America and is available in the spring. It's more oblong than other varieties and is yellow in color. You can tell that the mango is ripe when the skin begins to wrinkle slightly and is a little bit soft to the touch. The flesh of the Ataulfo mango is very creamy and is not fibrous like some other varieties.
cut off stem of mango The first step is to cut off the end of the mango (the one with the stem end).
cut mango into halves The next step is to cut alongside the stem and right down the side of the seed (it's very thin and flat). Cut off both sides of the mango and remove the skin from the remaining section (with the seed). Be sure to eat all of the remaining flesh clinging to the seed. Don't waste any of this delicious fruit!
cut mango into slices Make some shallow cuts lengthwise on the mango halves (don't cut through the skin). If you wish to have long narrow pieces, simply turn the mango so the cut portions are exposed and cut along the inside of skin.
mango ready for eating If you are just going to eat the mango right off the skin, simply make crossways cuts and then turn the fruit inside out and enjoy! Otherwise you can spoon it out or remove it with a knife!
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