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Monday, August 24, 2015


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
[serves 3-4]
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
White pepper
Some chopped spring onions or coriander leaves
1 tbsp crispy garlic and oil [optional]

  1. Soak dried prawns and oysters until soft. Drain.
  2. 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.
  3. Scoop porridge into individual bowls. Serve hot with garnishing ingredients.

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I'm submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #26 [August 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours
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 @


May Law said...

Wow...your porridge looks so delicious by adding the dried oyster!
Kimmy, you may link this post to BREE too!

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I think my partner will love this porridge. He loves porridge be it plain or with meat. I don't take dried oysters because I find the smell and taste too strong. But I love fresh oysters!

Kimmy said...

Hi May, yes, done. This porridge is cooked with few ingredients yet it is wholesome for One Dish Meal.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I like fresh oysters too. We have the local ones from the fresh market.It is very fresh from the shells. Personally, I can accept dried oysters but I prefer the smaller ones. These big ones are good from braising with pork belly, extra fragrance and sweetness.

May Law said...

Hi! Kimmy, Thanks for the linked up!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Your porridge looks delicious! I am not a fan of dried oyster as I find that the smell is a little too heavy, but when I do use dried oyster for porridge or soups, I would use them sparingly! And the good ones are pretty expensive too!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, good quality dried oysters are expensive but it is tasty in soups, porridge and meat dishes.

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