Introduction: Congee - Filipino Style
Congee is the ultimate Asian sick food, great food when you're feeling bluesy. This is my interpretation of delicious Filipino congee - arroz caldo.
Step 1: Ingredients
- Chicken Breast
- Green Onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Rice cooker
- Cutting board and knife
Step 2: Mise En Place
- Defrost the chicken
- Chop the green onions into small ~1cm long pieces
Step 3: Poach Chicken
Step 4: Slice Chicken
When the chicken has been cooked, take it out of the water and slice it up into small shreds.
Step 5: Making the Rice Porridge
It's possible to make the porridge with a pot and stove - but using a rice cooker is so easy and completely worry-free! Use a rice cooker as usual (remember to wash the rice beforehand), but in order to get the congee-like consistency, add in 1.5 times the amount of water than the normal 1-to-1 ratio into the rice cooker.
Step 6: Boil and Slice Egg
Hard boil the egg (for the people like me who have only recently begun cooking, an egg is usually fully boiled at around 7 minutes) and slice it in half to add to the congee later.
Step 7: Mix It All In
When the rice is almost cooked, add in the chicken strips and green onions and mix well.
Step 8: Season
When your congee is finally done cooking, season it yo your liking using salt, pepper and other condiments (traditionally, I put some soy sauce in as well).