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How to make traditional chinese thousand egg porridge

Thousand egg porridge is a traditional Chinese congee that is both warming and healthy! You may have to be a little adventurous when you go grocery shopping but the results will be more than worth it!

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INGREDIENTS
Make the rice! For one person one cup should be more than enough, measure accordingly

Make the rice! For one person one cup should be more than enough, measure accordingly

Wash the rice and add water until the water is about the first digit of your index finger deep

Wash the rice and add water until the water is about the first digit of your index finger deep

Start the rice cooker!

Start the rice cooker!

Thin strips of lean pork

Thin strips of lean pork

Mince a bit to make it into smaller pieces

Mince a bit to make it into smaller pieces

Add a tsp of salt to pork

Add a tsp of salt to pork

Thousand year egg, or preserved duck egg...you can use boiled eggs as well but it won't be the same!!

Thousand year egg, or preserved duck egg...you can use boiled eggs as well but it won't be the same!!

Dice up...don't be scared this is a delicacy in china and enjoyed in the preparation in many dishes!

Dice up...don't be scared this is a delicacy in china and enjoyed in the preparation in many dishes!

Add a bit of wine

Add a bit of wine

Corn starch

Corn starch

Mix and let marinate

Mix and let marinate

Add oil to wok and add the marinated pork

Add oil to wok and add the marinated pork

Stir fry!

Stir fry!

Fill the wok halfway with water...remember the more water you add the thinner your porridge will be and vice versa!

Fill the wok halfway with water...remember the more water you add the thinner your porridge will be and vice versa!

Water added

Water added

Wow rice is done!

Wow rice is done!

Scape rice out....

Scape rice out....

And add it to your, what is now, pork soup!

And add it to your, what is now, pork soup!

Add the thousand year eggs

Add the thousand year eggs

Almost done!

Almost done!

Add salt

Add salt

Add corn starch to make the porridge nice and thick

Add corn starch to make the porridge nice and thick

Let it simmer

Let it simmer

Lid and let lightly boil until the cooked rice becomes nice and fluffy

Lid and let lightly boil until the cooked rice becomes nice and fluffy

The aroma is delicious...see how the rice now looks so soft? It is ready!

The aroma is delicious...see how the rice now looks so soft? It is ready!

Chinese congee

Chinese congee

You can also add some chopped spring onion tips to make it even more aromatic...

  • 2.0 Thousand year eggs
  • Oil
  • Lean pork, strips
  • Corn starch
  • Wine
  • Salt
  • Rice
  • Water