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Asian Rice Soup

A bowl of flavor and health: Enjoy a comforting meal with Asian Rice Soup.

March 29, 2023
Rice SoupPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear, then drain.
  2. Put the broth and oil in a pot. Add the grated tomatoes.
  3. Put the rice in the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, or until the rice is crumbly and tender and the soup thickens. Add some salt and black pepper. Boil it again.
  4. To serve, take the soup into bowls. Add sauce if you wish.
  5. Serve it with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Rice Soup
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4 g12.1%
Cholesterol 64 mg21.3%
Sodium 1168 mg50.8%
Protein 39.7 g79.4%
Potassium 1040 mg22.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose the right rice. For Asian congee, use long-grain rice or jasmine rice. These varieties will crumble and create the creamy texture traditional for congee.
  • Rinse the rice. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear before cooking. This helps remove excess starch and any impurities from the rice, resulting in a cleaner and clearer broth.
  • Use broth or vegetable broth. The broth adds flavor to the soup and provides a good base for cooking the rice. You can use meat, chicken, or vegetable broth according to your preference.
  • Cook the soup slowly. Cook the rice in the broth for at least 1 hour on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency. This prevents it from sticking and burning. This slow cooking process breaks down the rice and releases its starch, providing a smooth and creamy texture.
  • If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out. If it's too thin, cook it longer or add more rice to thicken it.
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Asian rice soup, also known as congee or jook, is a classic dish in many Asian countries. This simple and comforting soup made from rice and water or broth can be enjoyed any time of the day.

From savory to sweet and served with a wide variety of sauces and seasonings, rice soup has many delicious and comforting variations. Try this nutritious soup recipe that will warm you up on a cold day.

What Is Asian Rice Soup?

Asian rice soup, also known as congee or jook, is a popular dish in many Asian countries. Rice, which forms the basis of Asian cuisine, contains vitamins B1, B2, C, and E, as well as minerals such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus. You can consume rice as soup, which is a very good energy source with the amount of calories it contains.

This congee is made by breaking up rice in water or broth and boiling it until it becomes thick and creamy. It can be served plain or with various sauces and seasonings.

What Kind of Rice Is Used For Asian Rice Soup?

Long-grain rice or jasmine rice should be used for Asian congee. These varieties give the soup a creamy texture.

Jasmine rice has a fragrant aroma and a slightly sticky texture when cooked. Rice types such as sticky rice and brown rice can also be used for congee.

Is Asian Rice Soup Gluten-Free?

Asian rice soup is gluten-free, depending on the broths and sauces used. However, some recipes may contain soy sauce or other gluten-containing ingredients. Make sure to use gluten-free ingredients before making the soup.

How To Serve Asian Rice Soup?

Asian rice soup is traditionally served as a breakfast or light meal. It can be served plain or with various sauces and seasonings.

Rice soup is a popular breakfast food in many Asian countries. Asian congee, also known as congee or jook, can be served with pickles, eggs, fried dough sticks, or vegetables. It can also be served as a light meal on its own with protein-rich ingredients such as sliced chicken, beef, shrimp, and crab.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Asian Rice Soup:

How To Store Asian Rice Soup?

Rice soup can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Refrigerator: To store rice soup in the refrigerator, allow the soup to cool to room temperature. Then transfer the soup to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When reheating the soup, add some water or broth to thin it out, as it may thicken during storage.

Freezer: To store rice soup in the freezer, allow the soup to cool to room temperature. Next, transfer the soup to a freezer-safe container, leaving 1 inch of space in the container to allow it to expand as it freezes. Store the soup in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen soup in the refrigerator the night before.

How To Reheat Asian Rice Soup?

You can reheat Asian rice soup on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Cooker: Heat the soup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking or burning. Add some water or broth to thin it out if needed.

Microwave Oven: Transfer the soup to a microwave-safe container and cover with a microwave-safe lid or cling film. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, until the soup is hot and steaming.

Make sure the internal temperature is 165 °F (74 °C) before consuming the soup. After warming the soup, you can serve it with sauces and spices.

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