Thai Rice Soup With Shrimp (Khao Tom Goong)

In Thailand, breakfast often takes the form of soup "congee" (porridge), which is actually a kind of thick rice soup. This rice soup with shrimp recipe is a good example. In Thailand we call "Khao Tom Goong" It's a soothing, comfort food, and excellent if you're fighting a cold or flu. Whether cooked in a slow cooker, or on the stove, it's extremely easy to make, low in fat and calories, and healthy too.

  • 350 grams shrimp (shelled, deveined, and butterflied)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp preserved cabbage
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chinese celery (including the leaves), sliced
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • fried garlic for topping (optional)
  • salted radish (optional)
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pot,
  • then add garlic and stir-fry until golden color.
  • Add water, and wait until boiling.
  • Then add celery, soy sauce, fish sauce and pepper powder, and stir until it boils again.
  • After boiling, add the cooked rice, preserved cabbage, and stirring occasionally.
  • Have a sitt and wait until boiling again,
  • then add the shrimp, and cook until the shrimp color turns to pink.
  • Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle fried garlic over each serving,
  • and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and chinese celery leaves.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy your breakfast.