Kru Nid’s Khao Tom (Thai Breakfast Porridge with Bacon)
This comforting, creamy rice porridge shines with punchy, savory toppings for a hearty meal. Traditional toppings for khao tom can include Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, or eggs, but writer Kat Thompson’s favorite version of this dish is topped with fermented mustard greens and crispy bacon. This Khao Tom recipe is from Oranij Promsatit, Thompson's beloved Thai teacher and family friend.
This porridge of rice and water make for a great base for a host of other foods such as chicken, beef, fish and vegetables. In China, congee is usually served for breakfast, but works just as well as a comforting dinner or lunch. Try these recipes including traditional congee, rice congee with pork meatballs and vegetable congee with ginger.
This starchy dish is a great breakfast but, as these recipes note, can also be served later on during the day. Our favorites? Here, a selection of hearty porridge recipes, from cracked emmer and carrot porridge to mashed banana and whole-grain porridge.
9 Recipes for Congee, the Cozy Porridge You Can Eat at Any Time of Day
Congee, the ultra-comforting, classic Chinese white rice porridge, can be dressed up with a range of fantastic savory toppings.