Khao Tom Gung Recipe

Thai Rice Soup Recipe (Khao Tom Gung)

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Rice soup works great at any time of the day, however it is especially good for breakfast, or when you are feeling under the weather. We are using shrimp in this recipe, however you could just make rice soup on its own, or substitute the shrimp with pork or chicken.

This recipe is a great way to use up left over rice, and you should ideally use steamed rice that has been left to cool and is at least 1 day old.

The flavour of this dish is simple and mild, and its very filling and satisfying!

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rice soup ingredients list

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  • 200g shrimp
  • 200g steamed rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon preserved radish
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup celery leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • ginger, spring onion, and coriander for garnishing

Cooking instructions


Step 1: Start by heating 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a saucepan until hot, the add 2 tbsp of finely chopped garlic and fry until golden brown, then remove about half of the garlic and oil for use as garnishing later.

making the fried garlic oil

Step 2: Now add about 2 cups of water to the saucepan, along with 2 tbsp of fish sauce, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and 1 cup of celery leaves. and 1 teaspoon of preserved radish. Give everything a stir, and leave until the soup begins to boil.

making the rice soup

Step 3: Once the soup is boiling, add about 200g of steamed rice that has been left to cool, and mix it into the soup.

making thai rice soup

Step 4: Once the soup starts to simmer again, add 200g of shrimp, and simmer for about 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is pink and cooked.

adding shrimp to thai rice soup

Step 5: Garnish with 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, some ginger, spring onion, fried garlic oil, and coriander, then serve and enjoy!

  • Thai Rice Soup Recipe
  • Khao Tom Gung Recipe

We hope you enjoyed our rice soup recipe, next time you are wondering what to do with your left over rice, be sure to give this recipe a try!

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