1 1/2 cups
of washed rice
of room temperature water
( can use any part of the chicken)
garlic cloves, skinned and crushed
fresh ginger, thick, crushed
2 tablespoons Chinese wine or 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon white pepper or 1 tablespoon
1 1/2 teaspoons
low-sodium worcestershire sauce
( sliced about 1 cm in thickness)
( chopped up to bite size)
chopped green onion
- Cut the chicken thighs up into two inch lengths.
- Marinate the chicken with the oyster sauce, Chinese wine/sherry, soy sauce, pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and sesame oil.
- Leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for about 30 min or longer.
- (the longer it is left to marinate, the tastier the chicken will be.) Grab a large pot, pour the rice, water, ginger, garlic and dried scallops inches.
- Let this boil on a low heat for about 1 hour.
- (this is to bring out the flavor or the spices and scallops) Do check on the congee frequently and give it a stir, so that the rice doesn't stick and burn at the bottom of the pot.
- NOTE: The congee is boiled at low heat, so that the congee will be smooth.
- NOTE: The more frequently you stir the congee, the faster the rice grains will break down, making the porridge smoother and tastier.
- Pour in the carrots, and allow the congee to continue simmering.
- Take the chicken out of the fridge, and pour it into the congee.
- (a fair bit of water would have disappeared by now; thus adding the chicken won't cause it to overflow) Add 2 cups boiling hot water into the pot, and stir the congee.
- Allow this to cook for about 15 minutes.
- Add the broccoli into the pot.
- Allow the congee to cook until you are happy with the thickness of the congee.
- Bring the congee to a boil, while continuously stirring it.
- Once it boils, turn the heat off, and drop the two eggs into the pot of congee.
- Leave it for about 30 seconds, and give it a good stir to break up the egg totally and it mixes very well into the congee.
- Ladle into bowls, and garnish.
- Enjoy a bowl of smooth yummy congee.