Sweet Sticky Rice with Mangoes and Sesame Seeds
Most Thai dishes are best served at room temperature, including this creamy dessert: "If you chill it, it becomes rock-hard, but if you heat it up, it turns to mush," Andy Ricker explains. Many traditional recipes for sticky rice require steaming the grains for up to an hour, but for the supereasy adaptation here, Ricker cleverly suggests microwaving the rice for only about 15 minutes instead.
Isan-Style Catfish with Sticky Rice and Jaew Dipping Sauce
In this authentic Isan Thai recipe from star chef Andy Ricker, whole catfish is grilled low and slow for almost an hour until it becomes meltingly tender and smoky. A fragrant dipping sauce and sticky rice are amazing with the fish.
Caramelized Ginger Chicken with Sticky Rice
Valerie Luu's cousin swears by the ginger chicken sold by his favorite xoi ga street hawker in the Vietnamese city of Can Tho. After tasting it themselves on a scouting trip, Luu and Katie Kwan created their own version.
Mango Sticky Rice
When cooled, sticky rice, also known as sweet or glutinous rice, holds together without any gumminess.
Shiitake Sticky Rice
Thanks to her background in Vietnamese cooking, Marcia Kiesel loves the texture of sticky rice, especially when it's combined with velvety shiitake mushrooms.
Joanne Chang says, "A Chinese meal isn't complete without rice; Thanksgiving isn't complete without stuffing. This sticky-rice dressing combines the best of both worlds." Chinese sausage makes the rice deliciously sweet and savory. Chang likes using the Kam Yen Jan brand, which has no MSG; look for it at Asian markets.
Pork Chops with Sticky Rice and Thai Green-Chile Sauce
Pino Maffeo is always inventing new variations on classic Asian dishes. Here, in a play on Vietnamese pork chops, he marinates the meat in a Chinese-style mix of hoisin, orange juice and chiles, then serves the juicy chops with sticky rice and a side of sweet, crunchy watermelon.