Coconut and sticky rice pudding with lime and papaya salad

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Here’s a great dessert to end a Thai feast. You’ll need a visit to an Asian supermarket to source the sticky rice, lime leaves and papaya - and plenty of time for soaking the rice. Well worth it.

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  • 200g/7oz Thai sticky rice
  • 1 x 400ml/14fl oz can coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50g/1¾oz palm sugar, roughly chopped if from a block
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 ripe medium papaya, seeds removed, peeled, cut into 5mm/¼in neat slices
  • 2 limes, zest and juice only
  • 4 sprigs mint, for garnish (optional)