Thai Isaan Food: Kow Chee (Kao ji) – Grilled Sticky Rice
Prepare Kow Chee:
1 cup cooked sticky rice
1 tsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. coconut milk
Kow Chee Cooking Instructions:
1. Mix sticky rice with coconut while the rice is still hot. Make sticky rice into a ball. (see the picture)
2. Beat the egg and add fish sauce.
3. Dip the ball of sticky rice into the egg and grill until the egg is cooked.
4. Do the same thing for the other side.
Kao Ji is influenced by Laos. You can find it in northeastern region of Thailand. Anyway, all of my Laos friends, I don’t really know if Kao Ji is one of your recipes or not. I’m sure we can find this food in Laos too! 🙂
My husband loves this for breakfast. Few people make it correctly. When finished, the outside should be yellowish and small areas of brown from grilling but not too hard. Should be able to eat the entire sticky rice patty. Another thing that few people get right is you must add some fish sauce for the salt. Otherwise, Kow Chee without salt is boring.
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