Khao Piak Khao

15 minutes
to prep

1 hour 
to cook

10 servings
(2 cups)

About this Recipe

A great warm soup filled with delicious vegetables and comforting rice. Perfect for a cold day! (This makes a huge pot to feed the community! If you need to cut down on the recipe, cut down by half).

Recipe by: Harris Phomsouvandara
Photos by: Kylie Hope


  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 1 cup vegan fish sauce
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 12 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • Minced garlic
  • Vegetable oil to fry garlic
  • Water for broth

Condiment recommendations: 

  • Fried garlic
  • Chili peppers
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro or green onion
  • Sriracha
  • Chili oil
Khao Piak Khao

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Add ginger and lemongrass to a large pot with water filled about halfway.

Step 2

Bring the water to a boil and then add vegan fish sauce.

Step 3

Add chopped carrots and celery and bring back to a boil on high for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Add 12 cups of jasmine rice, stirring the pot occasionally to keep the rice from burning on the bottom. The starch from the rice will help thicken the broth.

Step 5

After 15 minutes, the broth will thicken. Continue to stir occasionally.

Step 6

Add the mushrooms.

Step 7

Make garlic oil by frying minced garlic with vegetable oil.

Step 8

Pour the garlic oil into the soup, and then the soup is ready! Add your favorite condiments too.