Thai rice porridge with pork meatballs (jok moo)

Thai rice porridge with pork meatballs (jok moo)

  • serves 4-5
  • Easy

Try this savoury Thai porridge flavoured with ginger, chilli oil and spring onions, then topped with punchy pork meatballs


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.



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


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

  • Kcals 402
  • Fat 7.1g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 46.5g
  • Sugars 1.5g
  • Fibre 1.3g
  • Protein 37.3g
  • Salt 2.7g