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Khao Man Som Tam
For 2 servings
For Khao Man
( Coconut Milk Steamed Rice) :
1 cup rice, cleaned well and drain
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
For Som Tam
( Spicy Green Papaya Salad) :
120 g. (4 oz.) raw green papaya, grated
2 tsp. garlic
1 tbs. roasted peanuts, roughly grounded
1 tbs. dried shrimps, grounded
2 fresh chillies, chopped
4-5 long beans, cut into 2.5 cm.(1 inch) long pieces
1 tomato, sliced
1 tbs. palm sugar
2 tbs. fish sauce
2 tbs. lime juice
1 tbs. cashew nuts


1. To cook the rice, put rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt in an electric rice cooker.
2. When the rice is just cooked, quickly open the rice cooker cover and stir the rice so that the coconut milk and rice mix thoroughly. Then, keep the rice warm in the cooker until serving.
3. In a mortar, use a pestle to pound garlic, fresh chillies, long beans, and green papaya together. Alternate between pounding and turning with a spoon until blended.
4. Add peanuts, dried shrimps, tomatoes, palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Pound and turn with a spoon until thoroughly blended.
5. When serving, sprinkle with cashew nuts accompanied by the "Khao Man" (Coconut Milk Steamed Rice)

Note : Grated carrots and finely shredded white cabbage can be used instead of green papaya.


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