Pork Congee

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Pork Congee

Description

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 1 Hr 10 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 40 Min

Ingredients

Serves : 3
  • 250g minced pork / carne picada de cerdo


  • 2 spring onion, finely chopped / cebolla de verdeo


  • 4 tbsp cornflour / harina de maíz


  • 1 tbsp sugar / azúcar


  • 1 tsp sesame oil / aceite de sésamo


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce / salsa de soja


  • 1/2 tsp salt / sal


  • 1/2 egg, beaten / huevo


  • A pinch of white pepper / 1 pizca pimienta blanca


  • 150 long grain rice / arroz de grano largo


  • 1500 boiled water / agua hervida


  • 1-2, ginger / jengibre

Directions

  • Boil the kettle. Cut slices of ginger and cut spring onions into thin slices.
  • For the pork balls, prepare the spring onion and beat 1/2 egg.
  • Put your mince pork meat in a bowl. Add in the finely chopped spring onion, cornflour, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and white pepper. Mix this together well. Then add in 1/2 beaten egg and mix this in.
  • Roll approx 12 pork balls (approx 1 inch diameter) and set aside.
  • Add 1500ml of boiled water from the kettle, the rice and ginger into a saucepan on high heat. Stir it a little until it starts simmering.
  • Add the pork balls and stir until it simmers again. Turn down to low-medium heat. Place the lid on at an angle leaving room for steam to escape.
  • Simmer for 60-90 minutes. Give the congee a stir every 20 minutes. You want to cook it till it feels creamy, like a thick soup. If you like it thicker, simmer for full 90 minutes. If it is too thick add a little water to loosen it up.
  • Add salt and white pepper and stir in.
  • Serve with spring onion and soy sauce on the side to add to taste.