Ginger Congee with Egg and Crispy Shallots
This comforting savoury ginger congee is is a staple rice dish across many Asian countries. It is traditionally eaten as a breakfast in China, but it is so good that I love it curled up on the sofa late at night. This is food that feeds your soul as well as your belly. Honestly this just make you feel good!
Servings: 2 (but it is easily doubled)
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- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp ginger water (or 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger)
- 1 garlic clove
- white pepper
- 1 1/2 cups cooked long-grain white rice (about 3/4 cups uncooked)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp crispy shallots
- Fresh coriander
- Soy sauce
Add the stock to the pan along wth the ginger water, crushed garlic clove, plenty of salt and white pepper. Bring to the boil.
Pour in the rice, reduce the heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is very soft and the mixture has thickened. You might need to add more stock if it starts to look too dry.
Once it has thickened and the rice is soft. Remove from the heat, cover and set to one side.
Cook eggs in boiling water for 7 minutes.
Drain and run them under cold water until you are able to hold them to peel.
Divide the congee between your serving bowls, cut the eggs in half and top each bowl with them.
Sprinkle over the crispy shallots, plenty of fresh coriander and serve with soy sauce for people to add it to taste. (I like a lot of it!)
Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 183mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg