Chicken Porridge (Congee)

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Chicken Porridge (Congee)

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup rice
  • 3 chicken tights, fat trimmed
  • 4 cups water, or chicken broth
  • ½ inch ginger, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine, or white wine
  • 1½ teaspoon salt (if using chicken broth, reduce to 1 teaspoon)
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, sliced
Methods:
  • Rinse rice for 2 - 3 times.
  • Add water, rice, ginger and chicken tights in a pot.
  • Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, let simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom.
  • Add salt and wine, stir and simmer for ½ hour or until the rice is mushy.
  • Turn off heat, remove chicken tights from the pot, shred the meat and discard bone. Return chicken meat to porridge, stir to mix.
  • Garnish with sesame oil, pepper powder and sliced scallion as desired.
  • Serve immediately while still hot or warm.
Chicken porridge (congee) is gentle on the digestive system and the carbohydrates from the rice serves as a good energy source. It can be served simply with the shredded chicken meat on top, or cook with pieces of chicken meat. Extra seasoning of a little soy sauce and pepper powder can be added to chicken porridge depends on personal preference when serving. Chicken porridge always garnish with spring onion and fried shallot.