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Butterfly Pea Flower Sticky Rice and Mango
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Butterfly Pea Flower Sticky Rice & Mango

Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Calories: 4003kcal

Ingredients

Blue Rice Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried blue pea flowers aka butterfly pea flowers
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sticky rice aka glutinous rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pandan essence
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

Sticky Rice Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sticky rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pandan essence
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • Mung Bean Ingredients
  • 1 cup hulled mung beans
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Other Ingredients

  • mango slices

Instructions

  • Place the dried blue flowers in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Leave for 1 hour. Drain well to extract all the liquid. A citrus squeezer works best for this.
  • To make the mung bean topping, soak beans for 1 hour. Spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet. Leave to dry for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add mung beans and fry 2-3 minutes, tossing frequently. As soon as you can feel that they are getting crispy against the spatula or spoon, remove immediately to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Toss with sugar.
  • Pour the extract into a rice cooker with the coconut milk, sticky rice, pandan and salt. Cook until done. Transfer to a bowl. Add sugar and coconut cream. Stir to combine. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  • To make the white sticky rice, combine coconut milk, rice, pandan, 1 cup water and salt in rice cooker. Cook until done. Transfer to a bowl. Add sugar and coconut cream Stir to combine. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with mango slices. and garnish with the mung beans.

Notes

If you put a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator, the thick part that will rise to the top is the coconut cream. You can also buy cans of coconut cream separately in markets that sell Thai products.

Nutrition

Calories: 4003kcal | Carbohydrates: 408g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 256g | Saturated Fat: 165g | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 2059mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 26mg
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