more comfort food

Here’s what I made instead, because it’s faster:

Rice Soup (this is sort of vaguely based on khao tom)

somewhat less than a pound of ground meat (turkey and pork work well, beef not so much)

6 cloves of garlic, minced

a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

10 cups of chicken stock or water or some combination thereof

3T soy sauce

1 cup uncooked rice

chopped scallions

chopped cilantro

chopped Thai chillies

lime wedges

(lots of other optional items if you are feeling decadent:  fried garlic, poached fish, fresh spinach or other greens, bean sprouts, hard-boiled eggs, etc.)

Brown the ground meat, the garlic, and the ginger together.  If the meat is very lean you may need some oil in your pan; if it is fatty you will not.

Add the stock or water and soy sauce; bring to a boil.

Add the rice, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked.

Serve with the remaining ingredients available as toppings.

Just as comforting as the mushroom stew below, but a lot faster.


3 responses to “more comfort food

  1. Oh yum! I love comfort food. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum!!! I was just thinking I need to get more into making asian-style soups. I love them so, particularly the tart spiciness, but never make them. I need to get on that, perhaps starting with this recipe.

    Also, i don’t know how I missed your last couple of postings, but that experience of having a bunch of med students stare in your vagina sounds totally surreal. I really hope you can work in the procedure this summer.

  3. Nom Nom NOM! It’s almost like you enjoy cooking with ginger…and lime…

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