Chicken Rice Porridge with Lemongrass and Ginger

Cháo Gà

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

  • About

Chao, also known as congee, is the Vietnamese version of porridge. The soupy rice mixture can be made plain and served with a variety of accompaniments such as salted duck eggs or Chinese sausage. It can also be made with beef, chicken, pork, fish, or shrimp cooked into the porridge, and garlic, ginger, scallions, and cilantro used as flavorings or garnishes. Chao will cure whatever ails you. The blend of hot chicken broth with the medicinal qualities of lemongrass is a cure for your aches and pains. Generally, chao is not served with much meat, but you can add more shredded chicken to your liking.

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