Jok moo is the Thai version of the Chinese savoury rice porridge, congee. Try our classic congee recipe.

Also check out our vegetarian meatballs and more meatballs recipes.


  • 200g jasmine rice
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 2 thumb-sized pieces ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • (optional, see cook's notes below) chiu chow chilli oil


  • 500g 5%-fat pork mince
  • ½ a thumb-sized piece ginger, finely grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped


  • STEP 1

    Tip the rice and stock into a large pan and simmer gently, stirring regularly, for 45 minutes or until the rice has started to collapse. Stir in the ginger and soy sauce.

  • STEP 2

    Combine all the meatball ingredients in a bowl with some seasoning and form 24 meatballs. Add to the porridge with 300ml of water and simmer gently, stirring carefully every now and again, for 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon into bowls and top with the spring onions and chilli oil, if you like.

Cook's notes

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