Light and Easy Meals - This is another wholesome porridge dish recipe good as a One Dish Meal. The plain porridge is flavoured with ingredients such as dried oysters and dried prawns. For more flavour, I have added some meat strips to it.
However, there are various ways of cooking dried oyster porridge. Some people may use braised meat and stock to cook this porridge but the must have ingredients are dried oysters and prawns. I have prepared this porridge a different way here. Now, I prefer this second recipe.
This is easy to prepare and tasty to eat. Good porridge to serve which is light yet filling and nutritious.
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking Magazine [February 2001] – slightly modified
1 ½ cups of rice
2 litres water
1 tsp salt to taste
1 tsp msg or chicken stock granules
1 tbsp preserved salted cabbage [Tung Chye]
2 tbsp dried prawns
5-6 big dried oysters – soaked and sliced or 100 gm small dried oysters
2 pieces Chinese crullers [Yu Char Koay] –cut small pieces
Some chopped spring onions or coriander leaves
- Soak dried prawns and oysters until soft. Drain.
- Boil rice, dried prawns, oysters, tung chye and seasoning with water in a big pot. Let it boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until rice grains are soft. Off heat, cover for 10 minutes.
- Scoop porridge into individual bowls. Serve hot with garnishing ingredients.