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Rice Porridge Recipe With Flavorful Pork Meatballs That You’ll Want To Try

Try this tasty Thai rice porridge flavored with ginger, soy sauce and spring onions, then topped with super flavorful pork meatballs.

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Even if it doesn’t sound like the most exciting or enticing dish, I’m here to tell you that it’s actually incredibly delicious.

Thai rice porridge, known as Jok (and pronounced joke) in Thailand, is a breakfast dish that is commonly served with pork or chicken meatballs.

I absolutely fell in love with it when I was in Thailand, and I wanted to make it at home too, so after many experiments I was able to create the perfect rice porridge for me.

This dish is tasty, warming and very comfortable to eat.

Although the name “rice porridge” might sound a little boring to us Westerners, the dish is full of flavor and will convert pretty much anyone who tries it into a rice porridge lover for life!

Now you do NOT need to eat this for breakfast only. It makes the perfect lunch or dinner, so the choice is yours!

Try it today and let me know what you think!

A Delicious Super Flavorful Rice Porridge

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Rice Porridge with Tasty Pork Meatballs

Rice Porridge with Tasty Pork Meatballs

A delicious Thai dish full of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the Rice Porridge:

  • 200g Jasmine Rice
  • 1.5l Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Garlics, chopped
  • A small piece of chopped ginger
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 3 Tablespoons of  Soy Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper

For the Meatballs:

  • 400g of Minced pork
  • 1 Chopped Garlic
  • A small piece of chopped ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper


    1. For the pork meatballs, add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix together.
    2. Form into balls (just 1/2 inch in diameter, approximately) and store in the refrigerator.
    3. Place the rice in a pot; add enough water to cover the rice. Shake the water in the pot to rinse the rice and drain.
    4. Repeat the rinsing process until the rice water is clean, about 6 to 8 times. Add 3 cups of water to the drained rice in the pot with a lid and cook the rice for 12 min.
    5. Meanwhile in another pot, put the broth to heat.
    6. When the broth is hot (it should not boil), add the pork meatballs, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Let the meatballs cook in the broth for about 4 minutes.
    7. At this point you can add the rice to the broth with the meatballs and arrange with salt.
    8. Let it cook together for about 10 minutes or longer if you prefer a creamier consistency.
    9. Our rice porridge is ready, decorate the dish with spring onions and a sprinkling of black pepper.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 2358mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

Rice Porridge With Tasty Pork Meatballs

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Which Consistency Should The Porridge Have?

The consistency of porridge may vary in relation to the amount of broth added.

It also depends on personal taste.

If you prefer a creamier consistency then add less broth, or the opposite if you prefer a more liquid porridge.

What Kind Of Rice Should Be Used?

Starchy rice such as jasmine rice is perfect because it will give your porridge a starchy, silky, smooth texture.

Basmati rice is not recommended for this recipe.

Want a Vegetarian Rice Porridge?

To substitute pork, you can use tofu and fry it with minced garlic, spring onions and soy sauce.

Other options I love to include are leafy greens, such as spinach or kale. Add them to the porridge as you heat it up, and they wilt nicely in a couple of minutes.

But really, you can use anything you think you might like!

Be creative, use seasonal vegetables, or even add vegan meat substitutes if you like. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Can I Keep It In The Fridge And Heat It Up?

Yes! This is exactly what I do very often.

Just make sure you heat it up really well. Add extra water while reheating.

You can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.


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