Ingredients

  • 5 pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked glutinous rice

  • 500 ml coconut milk

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 5 baby bananas (peeled)

  • salt (1 pinch)

  • banana leaves (5 pieces)

  • 10 thin ropes or rubber bands

Recipe Courtesy of Asian Food Network

Khao Tom Mud (Banana in Sticky Rice)

Looking for an alternative to banana bread? We recommend the Khao Tom Mud, an aromatic and sweet snack that comes in a cute little leaf pouch and popular in almost every city and village in Thailand. Don’t be deceived or daunted by the prep time–most of it is attributed to soaking the rice in water! Not into banana? Simply replace it with durian, mango or jackfruit.
  • Medium
  • 235 min
  • 45 min
  • 15 min
  • 4 steps
  • 7 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 4 steps
  • 7 Ingredients
  • 235 min
  • 45 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Make the coconut sticky rice

    • Soak rice in water overnight or at least 3 hrs.
    • Heat up 1cup coconut milk in saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil.
    • Drain the riceand add it to the coconut milk.  Turn the heat down to low and stir constantly.  Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the rest of the coconut milk, sugar and salt.  Continue to stir the mixture together.
    • Keep stirring until the rice gets slightly more tender and absorbs all the coconut milk. It takes around 30 mins.  The rice should still be abit hard, not completely cooked.
    • Remove the coconut rice from heat.  Cool for 5 min.


  2. Wrap the rice

    • Wipe the banana leaf with a damp towel.  Remove the rib and cut it into pieces.
    • Spread 1 big piece of banana leaf, put about 2 tbsp of coconut sticky riceonto the banana leaf. Put a baby banana on the rice, then top it with another 2 tbsp of rice mixture.
    • Fold both side towardsthe center,over overlappingthe other.  Then fold the top and bottom ends to the center.  Secure your banana leaf pouch with 2 rubber bands.
    • Repeat process with the rest of the rice mixture.
    Wrap the rice


  3. Steam

    • Arrange the banana leaf pouches in a hot steamer and steam for 45 minutes.


Plate and Serve!

Oversteaming the sticky rice will cause it to be slight dry.  However, if you don’t cook it long enough, the sticky rice will fall apart and not work out.

Plate and Serve!

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