My husband and I fell sick a couple weeks ago, which sparked the occasion to make some comfort food while we're resting at home.
Congee, or rice porridge, is well known in the Chinese community for being the best 'sick' remedy. It's easy on the digestive system, which is perfect for when you are not feeling well and allows your body to absorb more nutrients from the ingredients. Best part, it is quite simple and low-maintenance to make, albeit a little time consuming. For the cooking vessel, either a large stainless steel, cast iron or ceramic pot will work. Enjoy!
Tomato, Carrot and Meat Congee Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 2 hours
1 cup Short-Grain Rice*
8 cups Water
½ lb Chicken Thighs**
1 tsp Salt
*I used Sekka Sushi Rice for this batch, but I've also used short grain brown rice and the congee will taste great as well, with just a tiny bit more bite.
**You can substitute chicken with ground pork instead too!
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