Well known in the West under the English name Congee (from Tamil Kanji கஞ்சி which means “rice with water”), rice porridge (in Vietnamese, cháo) is consumed a lot in Asia (India, China, Japan , South Korea, Vietnam…), and is even part of one of the traditional dishes of Portugal (canja) and Brazil. Embellished with a few ingredients such as meat, fish, poultry or vegetables, it is a particularly easy-to-digest dish, tasty and appreciated for its lightness and satiating power.
In Vietnam, the cháo is an integral part of the country’s culinary heritage. From North to South, locals or expatriates, all eat rice porridge. This beef rice porridge recipe is the best to eat when you are sick to help you get recovered better.
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