Thai & Lao Food

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Khao Dome (coconut sticky rice in banana leaves)

In the honour of Father's Day, I post this Khao Dome recipe. Khao Dome is my dad's favourite appetizer. He doesn't like coconut but makes an exception for Khao Dome.

I also honour my grandfather in Paksan Laos. He is in his 100th year! He wakes up before dawn everyday and walks to Wat Lao (Buddhist Temple). Khao Dome would be one of the items he would offer the monks.

In the honour of my father and grandfather because of the wisdom, guidance and love, I post this Thai / Lao traditional recipe. Happy Father's Day!

Recipe for Thai / Lao Khao Dome:
1 cup sticky rice
1 cup fresh coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 plantain sliced
1 package Banana Leaves, washed & trimmed

1. Take one cup of Lao sticky rice. Rinse and drain several times in cold water to remove any debris. Add cold water to cover sticky rice. Let sticky rice soak in cold water overnight or for at least 4 hours.
2. Place a sauce pan over medium heat. Add fresh coconut milk and sugar into sauce pan. Stir to dissolve sugar.
3. Drain water from the sticky rice. Add Sticky rice into sauce pan.
4. Stir rice until coconut milk is absorbed and resembles a thick porridge.
5. Turn heat off and let rice cool.
6. Remove the skin from the plantain. Slice the plantain into nine pieces.
7. Take a sheet of a Banana Leaf that is about the size of a standard paper (8.5"x11").
8. Add one heaping tablespoon of rice into Banana Leaf.
9. Add one slice of plantain over rice
10. Add another heaping tablespoon of rice over plantain.
11. Fold banana leaf as if you are wrapping a gift box.
12. Add two inches of water into the steaming pot. Place the steaming pot on a stove element set to high heat. Place steaming basket into steaming pot. Add Khao Dome in the steaming basket. Place a lid over Khao Dome. Steam Khao Dome for 40 minutes.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to make Khao Dome with brown sugar?

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I'm sure it would be tasty though.

I love this recipe, its so simple yet everyone thinks its so "foreign"

9:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Even better, palm sugar.
Just made some with black sticky rice and roasted sweet potato. I used fresh banana leaves from the garden, and found that they handle better, more flexible and don't split, if you cook them briefly over an open flame before rolling and folding them.
Thanks for the demo.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

For the author and everyone else...a helpful hint when working with plantains..if you soak the entire unpeeled plantain in hot water for 10-15 minutes, it will make the plantain sooo much easier to peel! I promise! :)

12:25 AM  

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