Thai Breakfast Rice Soup Recipe "Kao Tom" | Thai Recipes ข้าวต้มกุ้ง

Another Thai breakfast video! You can think of this as the Thai sister of congee which is of Chinese origin. Instead of being porridge-like, it’s more of a soup. Jasmine rice is added to flavourful broth, and it’s one of the most comforting dishes. It’s a great breakfast in the winter too!

To put this together quickly in the morning: Make the broth and whatever protein you like in advanced and keep them in the fridge. Have some cooked jasmine rice in the fridge, too. Comes time to eat, bring the broth to a boil, add the rice and protein and let it heat up thoroughly. Et voila!







About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at
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  1. Pailin's Kitchen

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    Thank you for watching!

  2. Thantunaung Tta

    i like burger and potato frice and milo

  3. Robin Rastle

    Nah this is way too hiso, market mamas dont mess around like that

  4. Worawuth

    Hahaha poor whole shrimps.

  5. Debbie-Lee

    Congee is more like a rice porridge and kao tom is more soup 😊

  6. Eric Castillo

    that is a mighty fine dish perfect for what I'm planning.💛

  7. Chris Lupu

    Awesome recipe and very well explained. Thank you. I did it today for the first time (cod + chicken stock), and, just as you said, it took me directly yo the Avani breakfast station 🙂

  8. taiminggong center

    OMG that looks so great! I love Thai cuisine, I spent a month in Thailand last year and had this soup…I cannot stop dreaming about it! I will certainly try to make it! Many ingredients are not available in my country, so it is a bit challenging to prepare Asian dishes, but this one I think could be done. Let see how it turns out. 🙂

  9. Paul King

    Now that's my idea of Breakfast! Actually I love all Thai food for breakfast 😋

  10. Julieta De Leon

    jjja ajaja aajjaj I was wondering… You forgot the WHOLE shrimps. hhha ahhah aahh ha ha You're so natural… Let's pretend… I luuuv it.!

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  12. Alan Tan

    Thanks for that awesome recipe. That is my favorite Thai breakfast!

  13. boss.mimoto

    Other than breakfast, it's also mostly eaten late night.

  14. Judy Shirani

    Talk little.

  15. Banana soldier

    I am thai…

    But I don’t know how to spell thai.

  16. Rey Rex

    My only culinary bane


  17. Macedonia Chilena

    I spent a month in Thailand, went everywhere from the far North to the far South, and I have to say from all the amazing things I tried, this was my favorite breakfast! Amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe, now I can eat it for breakfast in my home too!

  18. Miguel David Surban

    I love you❤

  19. Avi Mehenwal

    nice and gentle

  20. Mary anne Woon

    Excellent recipe … 🎉

  21. Edwina Ong

    Just made this for lunch with a side of onion omelette. Perfect comfort food for today's rainy weather here in Singapore! Thank you for the recipe!

  22. mary jemison

    I love All your recipes

  23. Alexandra Esmond

    “Mush our friends into a paste”😭😭

  24. Olivia •

    My nana is sick (she’s also Thai) and I would like to learn to cook to look after her. Thank you for this <3

  25. C. R. G

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! You just justified my buying white pepper corns accidentally 😅 It turned out fantastic!

  26. ayesha maryam

    Hi Pie, I'm from India, i like your way of cooking, thank you.

  27. Dan Lamb

    the chicken version of this soup is my favourite soup! I will definitely try this recipe! Thank you

  28. John Swanson

    Pai reminds me a one of the first televised chefs, Graham Kerr. He was famous for his facial expressions when he tasted his dishes, Pai does the same thing. It just makes you want to immediately cook-up and taste her dishes. Her recipes are the bomb!

  29. Linda MY

    I love thai food. I'm subscribed to your chanel. Love from MY.

  30. Patrick Riley

    Just made this using the pork stock recipe of yours that I had previously made & frozen. I made it with ground pork Very nice. I added a bit of ginger though. I grew up in Thailand in the 60-70's, & your videos have helped me immensely.

  31. Diana Quah

    You forget the whole shrimp 🦐 garnish 😂

  32. Lynnda Ho

    Hi if I want to do a fish version, what should I take note of? Should I add fish sauce to marinade the fish also? And do I have to stir fry the sliced fish too as I’m afraid it might break apart

  33. Noel Cleary

    I cant wait to make this!!!!! You rock, thank you love it

  34. Loco Mosquito

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know you are the hottest (in an elegant way) Thai woman I have ever seen!!! Are you seeing anyone?

  35. Ishrat Jahan Kayra

    Lovely I will make in this morning for sure..thanks honey for this amazing recipe❤❤..Love from Bangladesh

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  37. stephen bouchelle

    There are so many great Khao Tom shops around the towns in Thailand. My regular breakfast stops in Phrae.

  38. Thandar Aye

    I did it for dinner with leftover rice. So good… in this snowy day

  39. tomtom sweet

    I honestly don't know garlic can be fried and eaten on its own
    Any way my rice always turn postage rice for i don't really know how to cook basmati rice well but then I found out that even when it turn to postage I can either eat it with milk and suger, or make egg stew and dap it into it then swallow haha every mistake is infant a new idea for i really don't know how to cook like professional but I only pick up my cooking skills in YouTube cooking lessons and now am really trying

  40. Chris Johnson

    Thanks for the great recipe. I'm having a bowl right now and plan to pack some for breakfast at the office tomorrow.

  41. Chris Johnson

    OK, this looks amazing! Thank you for including make ahead instructions. I will be trying this out soon.

  42. Roger Vang

    Love By Chance the series. Came here because of it.

  43. Lori Purdy

    It’s absolutely looks delicious! It reminds me of when i was growing up in the Philippines. Its soo good to eat rice soup like that specially when you are sick & don’t feel good!

  44. Christopher Ritzi

    Made this and served it with the Thai pan eggs. Sooo yummy.


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