Friday, November 6, 2009

Flu flu go away!

I'm so sick. This flu has kicked my behind since Sunday!! I'm so miserable but much better after having some homemade congee with salted pork bones, dried scallops and preserved duck egg. Congee/jook is a constant topic with the Ngs and today is no exception. Lisa has been keeping me company virtually and insisted I post the recipe, even as simple as it is. It made me feel so much better and I am having a second serving as I type this entry. I heart jook!
  • 1 cup rice
  • 13 cups water
  • salted pork bones
  • dried scallops (soaked and re-hydrated) a handful
  • salt to taste
  • 3 preserved duck eggs (available at most Asian markets)
Bring to boil in large pot, rice, water, bones and re-hydrated scallops. Simmer on low until desired consistency (you have to watch the pot; stir often so the rice doesn't settle on the bottom). Add sliced preserved duck eggs right before serving. Serve with chopped scallions and thin slivers of fresh ginger.


lishapisa said...

flu flu go away !
niiice! you're missing 18 other ingredients...hehee

hungrysmurf said...

I know. Jook peeps will know to add what they want!

Bananee said...

Don't forget the white pepper! I hope you're better.