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This Minced Pork and Dried Scallop Porridge is deliciously warm, tasty, and satisfying especially on a cold or rainy day. Very easy to prepare. | RotiNRice.com
Minced Pork and Dried Scallop Porridge (Congee)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Minced Pork and Dried Scallop Porridge is deliciously warm, tasty, and satisfying especially on a cold or rainy day. Very easy to prepare.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rice (400g)
  • 8 to 12 dried scallops
  • 1 lb ground pork / minced pork (450g)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¾ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
For Garnishing
  • 3 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 inch ginger (peeled and julienned) (30g)
  • 1 stick yu char kway (cut into thin slices)
Instructions
  1. Rinse and soak dried scallops in a small bowl of water until soften, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add minced pork, ¼ teaspoon pepper and soy sauce. Mix well and set aside to marinate.
  3. Combine vegetable oil, sesame oil, and minced garlic in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1½ minutes. Set aside.
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  4. In a large pot, rinse and drain rice until water runs clear, about 3 to 4 times. Add 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water and soaked scallops to the rice.
  5. Set it on the stove and let water come to a boil. When water starts to boil, tilt the lid, reduce heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
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  6. Add minced pork. Stir so that minced pork will break into small chunks.
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  7. Add salt and remaining ½ teaspoon ground pepper and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes. If porridge gets too thick, add ½ cup (120ml) water. Stir to mix.
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  8. To serve, ladle porridge into bowls. Garnish with garlic oil, green onions, ginger and yu char kway.