Fragrant Broken Rice
Broken rice – gạo tấm – is a classic Vietnamese dish, most famous in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City. Rinse broken rice well before cooking and cook as you would jasmine rice, in a saucepan or rice cooker. Enjoy the cooked fragrant broken rice rice – cơm tấm (cơm is cooked and tấm is rice) – with roast meat, pickled vegetables, nuoc cham dipping sauce, and perhaps a fried egg. Broken rice is famed for its light texture.
Broken rice originates as a Vietnamese peasant dish. Farmers had to keep the rice that had been broken during the milling process as they weren’t able to sell it – so cooked the broken rice themselves. Hence the popularity in the
To cook: Rinse well. Place in a rice cooker and pour water or coconut water to 1 to 1.5cm above the rice. Cook until done.
Ingredients: Fragrant broken rice