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Taro & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


Taro & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream is a type of Asian hot dessert where rice and taro is served in a sweet coconut cream, you can usually find this in Vietnamese restaurants but it is popular as well with other Asian Cuisine.



Rice Pudding

  • 2/3 cup glutinous rice (white, black or mix)
  • 1 large taro, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Coconut Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or more, adjust to your liking)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a pot boil the water, once boiling add the taro and cook for 15 minutes or until taro is tender. Scoop out and set aside the taro leaving liquid in the pot. Add the coconut milk sugar and salt bring it again to a boil.
  2. Rinse glutinous rice then place it in the boiling mixture, turn heat to low then cook rice for 15-20 minutes or until rice is soft, occasionally stir to prevent rice sticking from the bottom of the pot.
  3. Turn heat off, there should be a small amount of liquid remaining don’t worry about this as the rice will absorb this reaming water.
  4. In a saucepan combine all coconut cream sauce ingredients, bring it to a boil then let it thicken. Turn heat off.
  5. Scoop some rice pudding into a bowl, top with several pieces of taro then pour some coconut cream sauce on top.