Southern Thai Rice Salad with Shrimp (Khao Yam)

Southern Thai Rice Salad

Southern Thai Rice Salad

Ma Ya’s rice dishes, curries, and treats show coconut’s sweet and savory versatility.Austin Bush

A Thai-style granite mortar and pestle is recommended for making this dish, which involves pounding aromatic ingredients to bits before incorporating them into room-temperature rice. Traditionally, it includes a pungent leaf known as skunkvine or stinkvine; if unavailable, you can omit it.

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