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Recipe: Sticky rice, mango and palm syrup

Add some spice to your New Year with these delicious and easy-to-make Oriental dishes

This is such a delicious and easy-to-make dessert. It could also be served with spiced stewed plums in the autumn and a selection of summer berries in summer time

What you'll need

200g Thai Taste Thai Sticky Rice

225ml coconut milk

3 tbsp palm sugar

½ tsp salt

1-2 ripe mangoes

8 lychees, peeled and stoned (optional)

For the Palm Syrup

100g palm sugar

4-5 mint leaves plus a few leaves to decorate

Put the rice and 300ml of water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

Mix together the coconut milk with the palm sugar and stir until dissolved. Add to the warm rice, cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

Peel the mangoes and cut off the two outer cheeks of each fruit, as close to the stones as possible. Discard the stones and slice each mango cheek into thin slices.

To make the palm syrup, place the palm sugar, mint and 50ml water into a small pan and boil for 3-4 minutes, until the liquid starts to thicken. Allow to cool slightly and remove the mint leaves.

Spoon the rice into a darole mould or a coffee cup. Press lightly and turn out onto a plate to create a mound of rice. Top with the mango slices and lychees, drizzle with the palm syrup and decorate with mint leaves.

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