Pork Rice Porridge is such a comfort food in Thailand that serves well as breakfast or late night snack. It's filling but easy to digest since it's mostly water. The sick loves a bowl of hot porridge as well.
When the Thais travel, they often pack instant rice porridge anticipating the unavailability of the food that they like. Instant rice porridge is handy, just add hot water which is usually available at most hotels.
Rice porridge is an easy dish to make. You can make it from left over rice (great way to modify left over!) or start from uncooked rice.
My tradition of eating rice porridge is rushing to eat all the crispy fried noodles before they turn soggy from the steam. The crunchiness of the noodles is almost as satisfying as the warm bowl of porridge with runny yolk. The julienne ginger brings extra heat to the tummy. Ahh...a warm bowl of rice porridge...a perfect comfort food.
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