Instant Pot Khao Tom Moo (Thai Pork & Rice Soup)

It’s no secret to most of my followers that I love me some Thai soup. (Okay, well, nearly anything Thai as long as it’s toned down for my wimpy American tongue. I also love nearly any soup.) This is my 2020 edition of “Snow Day Soup,” since we are not-quite-stranded in 3 1/2″ of melting snow and dinner needs to be created from foodstuffs on hand.

  • 32 oz chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked pork, diced
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 3 drops lemongrass oil (or 1 stalk, crushed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and sliced
  • salt to taste
  • Diced green onion, fresh cilantro leaves, and chili garlic paste to garnish (if desired)

Saute pork and garlic in oil until garlic is fragrant; add soy sauce, fish sauce, and seasonings. Once liquid has been absorbed by pork, add liquid and rice and stir to combine. Pressure cook for 3 minutes, then allow natural release for 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure and stir. Consistency should be somewhere between a broth and a porridge and the rice will be very soft. Garnish as desired.