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Heart-warming quick, Thai rice soup that even babies and toddlers enjoy? Yes please! Full of the best homey flavors: chicken broth, jasmine rice, shrimp, cabbage, green onions, cilantro and fried garlic! |

Khao Tom | Thai Rice Soup

  • Author: Sherri Pengjad
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Heart-warming quick, Khao Tom is a hug in a bowl: chicken broth, jasmine rice, shrimp, cabbage, green onions, cilantro and fried garlic!


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb large shrimp of choice, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, to taste
  • 2 tbsp mushroom soy sauce, to taste
  • 1 small green cabbage, cut into bite-sized squares
  • 3 cups cooked warm jasmine rice

Thai Rice Soup Toppings


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Turn to medium high, and add the cabbage. Cook until soft, just a few minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp, fish sauce, soy sauce and mushroom sauce to the broth.
  4. Stir and cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes, or until they turn bright pink.
  5. Remove the soup from heat.
  6. Divide the warm rice among four bowls.
  7. Ladle the soup into the bowls that have rice and sprinkle on the toppings to taste.
  8. Enjoy!


Want more info on the ingredients? Look up in the post at Ingredient Notes heading.

Need some substitutions or additions? Also look up in the post at the Additions and Substitutions heading.

This is one of the most popular dishes Thais eat for breakfast, but they eat it at other times of the day too. They don’t discriminate, good food is good anytime! But give it a try for breakfast if you want to really be Thai! 😉

Traditionally Thai Rice Soup isn’t served with cabbage, so leave it out if you want, but my Thai Hubby loves it with cabbage, and so do I!

Hey dear! I hope you love this Khao Tom! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Happy Thai Cooking!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Soup
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: 3-4