Simple Rice Porridge (Cháo Trắng)

We love eating Cháo Trắng, rice porridge at my house. This is one of my favorite humble simple eats as a child and still love it as an adult. My kids love it as well. When the kids and I are sick or we just want something light and simple to eat, we just make a pot of Cháo Trắng and eat it with our favorite toppings. My favorite toppings for Cháo Trắng are salted duck egg, dried pork sung, and spicy pickled cucumbers. I even tried it with cut up hot links recently and it worked well together!

For my Cháo Trắng, I like to mix in some glutinous rice. The glutinous rice makes the porridge creamier and more velvety, it’s pretty good! I also add a bit more water, because I like it on the thinner side as well.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of jasmine rice, rinsed
1/4 cup of glutinous rice, rinsed
8 cups of filtered water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

Make Porridge- Add Jasmine rice, glutinous rice, 8 cups of water, and salt to a medium stock pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 25-30 minutes, until the rice is broken up and creates a creamy consistency.

Tips:

  • If you don’t glutinous rice, just use 1 cup of Jasmine rice
  • Add 1/2 cup of split mung bean for Cháo đậu xanh
  • Add more water if you want it thinner
  • Add less water if you want it thicker
  • Top with your favorite savory toppings

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