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Use leftover bone-in ham to make this Ham Rice Porridge (Ham Congee). It is deliciously creamy and comforting with a hint of smokiness. | Food to gladden the heart at RotiNRice.com
Ham Rice Porridge (Ham Congee)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Use leftover bone-in ham to make this Ham Rice Porridge (Ham Congee). It is deliciously creamy and comforting with a hint of smokiness.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rice (rinsed and drained) (400g)
  • 2 inch ginger (peeled and crushed) (60g)
  • 1 ham bone
  • ¾ lb ham (finely cubed) (340g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine rice, ginger, ham bone, and 12 cups (2.8 liters) water in a large pot. Place on stove, cover, and bring it to a boil. When water comes to boil, remove the lid. Reduce heat and allow it to simmer for about an hour.
  2. Add ham, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook for another 30 minutes or until porridge (congee) is thick and ceamy. If porridge gets too thick at any point, stir in ½ cup (120ml) or more water to dilute to preferred consistency.
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  3. Serve porridge (congee) warm in individual bowls. Sprinkle with green onions, ginger, and fried shallots. Drizzle with sesame oil and season with pepper and soy sauce. Add yew char koay, if desired.