Minced Pork Congee For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

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Minced pork congee is very easy to make. It has been in the family for ages. It is simple and easy to make.

We always have white rice and ground pork in the kitchen. So it is natural that I often fall back to this recipe and make some for breakfast or lunch.

slow cooked pork congee with minced pork, carrot and chinese mushrooms

Although I said that it is a recipe actually it is not because the amount of rice, ground pork and side ingredients are almost always different. This recipe offers only the most basic ingredients, you can also add peanuts, carrot, and mushrooms.

This reminds me of Chef Michael Smith's TV cook show Chef at Home where he "cooks food at home, with no recipes". His secret ingredient? Inspiration and creativity!

Ingredients

  • 100g ground pork
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 12 cups of soup stock
  • 1 tbsp julienned ginger
  • Chopped spring onions

Seasoning

  • Pepper and soy sauce to taste
  • Sesame seed oil

Directions for stove top

  1. Marinate the minced pork with the soy sauce
  2. Cook it in a microwave oven or steam it or lightly fry it
  3. Wash the rice, drain thoroughly
  4. Boil the soup stock in a deep pot
  5. Add the rice into the boiling water and lower the heat. Alternatively, use the rice cooker to cook the congee
  6. Cook till the rice is done. Remember, stir constantly
  7. Heat up a separate pot, scoop the cooked rice porridge into it and add in the minced pork
  8. Stir till the rice grains break up even more and resemble thick soup
  9. Serve in a chinese soup bowl, garnish with the ginger, spring onions, sesame seed oil, and pepper
my granny made this in a claypot on the stovetop

Directions (for slow cooker)

  1. Place the soup stock or water together with the washed rice into the slow cooker
  2. If you boil the soup stock or water before adding to the slow cooker, it will cut down the cooking time
  3. Let the water come up to a gentle boil
  4. Break the marinated minced pork into pieces and add into the cooker. Stir to break the pork up further
  5. Add any other ingredients that you might have prepared
  6. Leave the slow cooker on auto setting and leave it to cook
  7. Check on it every hour and stir a bit
  8. The congee should be ready in 3 hours

Happy Souping, Phoebe