In Thailand, street stalls with tall piles of mangos signals a maker of this fruity, nutty delicacy. In that tropical land, the rice is served room temperature. But since our climate is cooler, keep the rice slightly warm (about 80° to 90°F or 27° to 32°C) for the most pleasant experience. This ensures tender rice and maximum flavor. If you can’t find yellow mung beans, use toasted peanuts and/or sesame seeds instead.
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