Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango ... and Substitutions

Thai Dessert Experiment: Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mangoes

(substitutions for candida, SCD/GAPS and original recipe and video below).

We cooked this in our wok, NOT in the microwave as the recipe calls for.

For Candida

You can use millet instead of rice and organic honey, erythritol or xylitol (get the kind made from birch, instead of corn at instead of sugar. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who wrote the book Gut And Psychology Syndrome, likes honey as a sweetener, instead of the sugar alcohols like erythritol and xylitol. While not everyone loves stevia, it may work for this recipe, just make sure you know how to work with it first. The “glutinous” or sticky rice does not contain dietary gluten, it actually references the sticky nature of the rice. I need to do more research on the Thai rices to understand the nutritional value. Also, ditch the mango if you are following the principles of food combining or avoiding fruit for your candida protocol.

For GAPS/SCD and Paleo (Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Specific Carbohydrate Diet)

These diets remove specific carbohydrates, like grains. You could probably make an equally delicious version of this with butternut or kobocha squash. Either shred the raw squash and cook it like you would the rice or bake the squash and add in the rest of the ingredients. HOWEVER, use honey (or stevia, if tolerated) instead of sugar. We used raw honey in the rice dish and Joel loved it.

With GAPS/SCD, you can eat fruit and there aren’t a lot of food combining rules, so you might be able to tolerate the mango with the squash (it won’t provide a contrast if how the dish looks matters…so garnish with something red or green).

Original Recipe and Video

FYI: This is one of many recipes and videos at — this is a very fun site to learn how to cook Thai meals. Their videos are incredibly helpful and often need tweaks if you are following a healing diet.

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