Sunday Brunch: Khao Tom Thai Rice Soup

Sunday Brunch

How to make the best meal of the week even better.

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


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Whether you wake up with an aching head from a few too the night before, or just need something warm and filling to get through these final cold days, this Thai-inspired soup will set you right. Rice is cooked right in the broth, generously seasoned with lemongrass, shallots, and garlic. With savory ground pork to give it some heft and a finishing drizzle of fish sauce, it's a dish that's simple, flavor-packed, and wholly satisfying.


It's so simple, in fact, that you'll want to load up your bowl with garnishes. I like to add flavor and texture with sliced chilies, fresh scallions, chopped cilantro, and some tender cubes of tofu.