Thai Sweet Rice with Mangoes
ripe, peeled, sliced
Cover rice with water and soak at least 6 hours or overnight.
A couple of hours or so before serving, drain rice and spread on a cheesecloth-lined section of a steamer; steam for 45 minutes.
During the steaming, sprinkle the rice 2 times with ¼ cup water.
Meanwhile, over medium heat using a Dutch oven or large saucepan, simmer the coconut milk on medium-low heat until it is reduced by one-third in volume.
Use caution toward the end of simmering, because the coconut milk can sen spouts of liquid 2 or 3 inches above the pan toward the end of the simmering time if it is too hot.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar and salt.
When rice is finished steaming and has rested for 10 minutes, blend it with the warm, sweetened coconut milk; allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Immediately arrange rice on platter and place mango on top.