I finally had a chance to make a Purple Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango, I went to my dad’s house to make this one, and my second sister helped, actually she did most of the work while I take pictures. I used the rice that I got from my co-worker, and she told me not to use all purple sticky rice because it will be too dark, so I used half purple sticky rice and half normal sticky rice. I soaked the rice in warm water for about 3 hours, the water color turned purple instantly.
Then my second sister puts the purple sticky rice in a rice basket to be steamed, make sure not to pack it down.
Then we steamed the rice for about 30 minutes.
My second sister has the coconut milk in a can and that’s what we used, I might experiment with a coconut substitue the next time.
Heat the coconut milk with a little pinch of salt and sugar for sweet.
She then takes the steamed purple sticky rice and spreads it out on a big pan to mix the coconut milk with the rice. Updated 9/16/09: my oldest sister said that we could have skipped this part and go straight to the next photo, and mix the purple sticky rice with the coconut milk, then cover the lid to let it simmer. I’ll try that the next time.
After it’s evenly mixed, she then puts it back into the pot and heats it back up. She stirs until the coconut milk evaporates, then it’s finished and ready to be served with thin slices of mango. I’m eating the Purple Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango while I’m posting this, the new rice has a nice aroma, very soft and moist.