Khao Tom (Thai Rice Soup)

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 6 cups pork or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 large shallots, minced and crushed
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1/2 pound minced ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • For garnish: firm bean curd, cut into cubes, sliced scallion, deep-fried shallots and sprigs of fresh cilantro, to taste
Directions
  • In a large saucepan combine stock with gingerroot, shallots, lemon grass, rice and salt to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until soup is a porridge-like consistency. Remove and discard lemon grass. Add the pork and fish sauce and simmer 5 minutes more. Garnish with scallion, shallots and cilantro.

  • Drink: Tea


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