- June 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm #283874
Congee, served with crullers for dipping, is a classic Chinese breakfast dish. This is basic recipe for congee that you can add to as desired. There are no rules about what to add: meat, fish, vegetables, and healthy herbs, shredded lotus root and gingko nuts are all popular. You can also make a sweet version of congee with Chinese dates (jujubes) and a bit of rock sugar. Add the secondary ingredients after bringing the rice to a boil, before turning down the heat. Serves 6 to 8
Basic Congee Recipe
3/4 cup long grain rice
9 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
In a large pot, bring the water and rice to a boil. When the rice is boiling, turn the heat down to medium low. Place the lid on the pot, tilting it to allow steam to escape (the same as you would do when making cooked rice. Cook on medium low to low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice has the thick, creamy texture of porridge (1 – 1 1/4 hours). Add the salt, taste and add seasonings if desired. Serve with garnishes such as crushed peanuts if desired.
there’s no quick way to prepare this, but this is a CHEAP, hearty breakfast. my DD’s favorite way to eat this is to dump a small can of pineapple — chunks or crushed — with the juice during the last five minutes.
tip — have children that won’t eat rice? add a 16-oz can of pineapple — chunks or crushed — during the last five or so minutes of cooking. serve with soy or teriyaki sauce…they’ll eat it up! it’s like a dessert!
- August 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm #428571
When I go out for sushi, I always get a couple of extra pieces of shashimi for congee the next morning. I also really like it with pickled vegetables and kimchi!
- September 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm #428771
oh yum! me too! LOL!
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