Me, you, & Jok Moo

Chrissy Teigen, to me, is an near perfect human. She is hilarious, gorgeous and cooks like a person who actually loves to eat. Her cookbook ‘Cravings’ is on of my favorites. It reads like a comedy and cooks like a boss. Her recipe for Jok Moo has become a favorite comfort food of mine. Its a rice porridge with the flavor of pork dumplings… I’m sorry WHAT.  Just try it.

Jok moo- Thai rice porridge


1 ½ cups Jasmine rice
2 chicken bouillon cubes
¾ cup ground pork
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup light soy sauce (I used tamari)
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 inch piece of ginger peeled and thinly julienned
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Fried Sliced Garlic for garnish
*If you are uncomfortable using bouillon cubes use 12 cups chicken stock and salt it generously

First! Rinse and drain the rice with cold water and then transfer to a soup pot. Add 12 cups of water and the bouillon cubes (or salted stock). Bring to a boil and cook until the rice is soft and broken down into a porridge, about 45 minutes. It looks weird. Just go with it. MAKES THE BALLS OF LOVE! In a medium bowl, combine the pork, garlic, soy sauce and salt and pepper.
MAGIC! When the rice is a porridge like consistency, take a pinch of the pork between your fingers and drop it into the pot, repeating for all of the pork mixture. Again feels weird, just go with it. LAST TOUCHES Add the ginger and cook until the pork bites are cooked through, about 5 minutes. You can thin the porridge with high quality H2O if needed.  Season to taste with kosher salt and stir in the scallions and cilantro.

 

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