Thai Congee (Kao Tome) Vegetarian
Congee, called jook in China where it originated, spread throughout Southeast Asia. It’s used as a breakfast dish or as comfort food. This recipe consists of two parts, a simple rice porridge made of rice (any kind white or brown) cooked in water or vegetarian chicken broth. It’s served with your choice of toppings and condiments. Steamed tofu with salted black soy beans, or diced sweet potato, taro and pumpkin, pickled ginger, Chinese pickled vegetables, pickled garlic, fried shallots and cilantro, Asian omelet, Japanese Rolled Omelet/ fried shallots, sliced/ chopped roasted peanuts, sliced green onions, minced fresh ginger, fresh cilantro, fresh Asian basil leaves or hard cooked eggs are some of the available toppings and condiments.