My minced pork congee recipe 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 minced pork congee recipe and make some for breakfast or lunch.
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 basics. Experiment and add other ingredients. Common ones are 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!
My minced pork congee recipe
100g ground pork
1 cup of rice
12 cups of soup stock
1 tbsp julienned ginger
Chopped spring onions
Pepper and soy sauce to taste
Sesame seed oil
Directions for stove top
Marinate the minced pork with the soy sauce
Wash the rice, drain thoroughly
Boil the soup stock in a deep pot
Add the rice into the boiling water and lower the heat. Alternatively, use the rice cooker to cook the congee
Cook till the rice is done. Remember, stir constantly
Add in the minced pork, stir to break up the pork
Cook and stir till the minced pork is done and the rice grains break up even more and resemble thick soup
Serve in a cChinese soup bowl, garnish with the ginger, spring onions, sesame seed oil, and pepper
Directions (for slow cooker)
Place the soup stock or water together with the washed rice into the slow cooker
If you boil the soup stock or water before adding to the slow cooker, it will cut down the cooking time
Let the water come up to a gentle boil
Break the marinated minced pork into pieces and add into the cooker. Stir to break the pork up further
Add any other ingredients that you might have prepared
Leave the slow cooker on auto setting and leave it to cook
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