What do Chinese people eat for breakfast? International cuisines could be a great source of inspiration if you are tired from the ordinary and ready to try something new.
Most common comfort Chinese breakfast includes congee, a cross between porridge and soup, made from overcooked rice almost disintegrated into a puree form with some toppings of choice. Congee can be consumed throughout the days as a lunch and dinner meal too. It is easy to digest due to its pudding-like form which makes it a perfect choice for the young and elderly and is very nutritious as it sometimes made on a chicken broth.
The final consistency and flavor varies greatly depending on cooking times and personal tastes. Actually, you could top it with virtually anything: chicken broth, chicken bones, pork or even turkey depending on what you’ve got at home.
Breakfast congee recipe
Chinese rice porridge.
- 3/4 cup long grain rice
- 9 cups water (could be replaced by chicken broth)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
Rinse and wash the rice under fresh water
Put rice and oil into the poit, pour water and boil, switch to medium-low after the boiling
Cook for 60-75 minutes stirring from time to time
Don’t forget to put salt
Add the leftovers of your choice to the pot and cook for few more minutes