A Recipe for Delicious Thai Khao Tom

When it comes to Thai food, few dishes compare to the delicious and aromatic Khao Tom. Khao Tom is a traditional Thai dish of sticky rice, flavored with coconut milk and spices, usually served as part of a larger meal. It is the perfect accompaniment to any other Thai dish, and an excellent way to try out Thai flavors. This is a simple and easy to follow recipe for Khao Tom.

Recipe for Thai Khao Tom


  • 1 cup sticky or glutinous rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds


  1. Rinse the sticky rice in a bowl and let it soak for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the rinse water off the rice and transfer to a saucepan.
  3. Add the water, coconut milk, salt, ground ginger, and sugar to the pan.
  4. Stir to combine, cover the pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and let the Khao Tom rest with the lid on for 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer Khao Tom to a bowl, sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.

This Khao Tom recipe is easy to make, and it’s a great way to try out Thai flavors. It is best served warm, as a side dish to a traditional Thai meal, or as a snack. Enjoy!