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Thursday, August 20, 2015


This kind of porridge is one of the easiest One Dish Meal which I prepare during busy days. Having this porridge with a simple stir fry leafy green makes a complete meal for the family.
My hubby says this is good porridge especially when the salted eggs are not too salty. Fully agreed with him that this porridge [chok] is nice with crispy cruellers and the garnishing.  Hassle free cooking for me yet a satisfying meal for the family.
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking Magazine [February 2001]
[serves 4-5]
2 century eggs [pei tan] – shelled and diced
2 cooked salted egg – shelled and diced
150 gm chicken fillet – cut thin slices [I used pork]
Marinade – 1 tsp each of salt, soya sauce and sesame oil, ½ tsp pepper
2 cups rice – washed and soaked for 1 hour
2.5 litres water
2 tsp salt
2 tsp chicken stock granules or ½ tsp msg
2 tsp garlic oil [I omit]
Garnish - Some chopped coriander leaves, spring onions or Chinese celery
Some finely shredded young ginger
Chinese cruellers - cut small pieces
  1. Marinate chicken or pork with marinade for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook rice with water, chicken/pork slices, and seasoning over medium high heat for 30 minutes or until rice is all broken up.
  3. Add in diced eggs and boil for another 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. Scoop into serving bowl garnish with chopped greens and shredded ginger.  Top with crispy cruellers.
Tips: If porridge is too thick, add boiled water to get the desired consistency.  Fry softened cruellers in a non-stick pan without oil until crispy.
This post is also linked to the Best Recipes for Everyone August 2015 Event (Theme: Dim Sum) organised by Fion XuanHom's Mum Kitchen Diary) and hosted by May (厨苑食谱 @
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I'm submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #26 [August 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


May Law said...

You are right! Nowadays, i love to cook porridge too because it is easy to cook especially when i am busy lol! Your porridge looks perfect!
Thank you for sharing with BREE!

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

My family don't like porridge,they said too geli to swallow...
So,can I have a bowl from u?

Kimmy said...

Hi May, porridge like this is a good choice for One Dish Meal. You can add some salad leaves if you like to have some vegetable in the meal. All the ingredients blend well and makes it so appetising.

Kimmy said...

Hi Fion, this porridge isn't too starchy. You can still see the rice grains and not too thick. Porridge is best eaten while still hot. No problem at all to reserve a bowl for you.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Porridge is a favourite in my house. This looks delicious and so flavourful! Thanks for linking with CYB!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, this is one of the best porridge. I always thought there is too much eggs in this porridge but it's acceptable after all it is not in one serving.

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