Recipe: Tasty Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge)

Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge).

Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge) You can cook Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge) using 19 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge)

  1. You need of Congee.
  2. Prepare of Step 1 Simple Chicken Broth.
  3. Prepare 1 of Chicken.
  4. You need 1 tbsp of Chicken Granules/powder.
  5. You need 1 of big yellow onion – chopped big.
  6. Prepare 6 of garlic – crushed.
  7. You need 8 of big slices of garlic.
  8. Prepare of Coriander roots – see pic.
  9. You need of Step 2 Rice Congee.
  10. You need 3 C of Rice – Soaked.
  11. Prepare 6 C of water.
  12. You need of Congee Accompaniments.
  13. You need of Sesame oil (drizzle over served congee).
  14. It’s of Ground white pepper (opt).
  15. You need of Finely chopped coriander.
  16. You need of Shreaded chicken.
  17. You need of Peanuts.
  18. It’s of Fried mixed onions.
  19. Prepare of Fried anchovies.

Basic Congee (Chinese Porridge) step by step

  1. Prepare step 1 by cleaning chicken in & out. Stuff chicken cavity with 3 crushed garlic and 4 big slices of ginger. Put everything in & Cover chicken with enough water (not too much). Boil over high heat. Once boiled, let it boil for at least 5mins. Season to taste. Then turn the heat to low and let the chicken simmer for 30mins. After 30mins take the chicken out to dry. Off the heat. Leave broth in the pot. Below: coriander roots.
  2. Clean & soak rice for 10mins or more. Then add water and cook over high heat until it boils. Let it boils for good 10mins or until water recedes until half of the original level/almost dry. Stir in between. Add water if necessary. Turn heat to low. Using sieve, pour chicken broth into this pot. Simmer until congee is thick with starchy consistency. The grains should be starchy NOT WATERY. Adjust consistency accordingly. Taste. It should taste subtle as congee is usually served with other things..
  3. Serve congee in a bowl and drizzle with SESAME STREET, it really does make a different. Congee Accompaniments are usually based on one preferences. Here are few of the suggestions. Some serve salted tofu, salted fish or black beans, chopped vegies, meat slices etc etc..

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