2 cups Thai forbidden rice, soaked in hot water for at least 12 hours, drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
One 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut cream, such as Savoy, stirred well
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Zest of 2 limes (about 1 heaping teaspoon)
Coconut cream is much thicker than coconut milk and is not sweetened like cream of coconut (i.e. Coco Lopez). Coconut cream works well in this dish because when used in both the sticky rice and whipped cream, it makes the dish both rich and creamy without making it too sweet.