Chinese shrimp congee (porridge)
Breakfast, staple food
Calories: 215 kcal
small-sized shrimps or more if you wanted
, divined and unshelled, I keep the tail
, Bok Choy, Yu Choy etc
of salt to taste
of ground pepper
, minced for garnish
In a small bowl, marinate shrimp with 2-3 ginger shreds, cooking wine and ground pepper.
Soak the rice for around 30 minutes and then wash and drain. In a small bowl, marinade the rice with pinch of salt and cooking oil for 10 minutes.
In a large pot, bring enough water to boil and then add rice. Use lowest fire to simmer for around 40 minutes until the rice is broken and get a thick soup base.
Add ginger and minced greens and continue cooking for 1 minute.
Add shrimp in; Turn off immediately the fire until the shrimp becomes red.
Garnish with green onion and serve hot with small side dishes like cucumber salad, pickles or fried shallot.
If you want the rice soup to be thicker, simmer for a longer time. For a thin soup base, slightly add more water.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.