Sunday, 26 October 2014

plain congee soup with accompaniments recipe

plain congee soup  with accompaniments recipe
Plain Congee  soup With Accompaniments  

Preparation time   : 15 minutes
Total cooking time: 2 hours
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

For the plain congee recipe soup we need :

1 CUP [220 g/7 oz] short-grain rice, rinsed
   and drained
2.5 litres [80 fl oz] chicken stock or water
light soy sauce, to taste
roasted sesame oil, to taste

Toppings :

3 spring onions (scallions). chopped
4 tablespoons chopped coriander
30 g [1 oz] sliced pickled ginger
4 tablespoons finely chopped preserved
4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
2 one-thousand-year-old eggs, cut into
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
2 fried dough sticks, diagonally sliced

1- Put the rice in a clay pot, casserole dish
or saucepan and stir in the stock or
water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the
heat and simmer very gently, stirring
occasionally, for 1 ¾ 2 hours, or until it
has a porridge-like texture and the rice is
breaking up.

2- Add a sprinkling of soy sauce, sesame
oil and white pepper to season the
congee. The congee can be served plain,
 or choose a selection from the toppings
listed and serve in bowls alongside the
congee for guests to help themselves.

NOTE: You'll need access to an Asian or
Chinese grocery store to acquire
preserved turnip, one-thousand-year-old
eggs and fried dough sticks; if you don't
have one nearby, choose some of the
more easily available toppings instead.

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