Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Sticky Rice with Fresh Mangoes. I tried this dessert for the first time last week at a Tai restaurant. It is so sweet, but somehow feels light and refreshing.
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sticky rice
1 cup of warm water
2 Tbs. sugar
1 mango, peeled and sliced
Sticky rice is traditionally steamed, but for those of us short on time, a microwave also works.
Soak the sticky rice for 10 minutes in the warm water in a bowl (make sure the rice is covered by the water). Cover the bowl with a dish and cook in the microwave for about three minutes. Remove and stir. Return to the microwave for another 3 minutes – when cooked through, the rice should be translucent.
Heat the coconut milk in a pot over medium low heat – do not boil, just simmer and stir constantly. Add the sugar and salt to the milk. Remove from heat. Pour 3/4 of the milk over the hot sticky rice. Let the rice stand for 10 minutes so the milk is absorbed. Divide the rice onto two dessert plates and garnish with the sliced mango. Drizzle with the remaining coconut milk. You can serve it warm or cold.