By KitchenManiac on February 23, 2003
Photo by Teddy's Mommy
Photo by Teddy's Mommy
"This is totally and utterly comfort food for Asians. Posted this recipe for Skipper/Sy. It is a total self-creation that has become a staple in my family. We actually have craving for this. A total balanced meal, all in one. You can substitute the chicken with beef or pork. Still good. :) It can be served to toddlers cos it is very soft. Asian toddlers eat congee quite a bit."
Serving Size: 1 (606 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This recipe is a "5 Stars Plus" rated meal. If I could add a few more stars I would! I love Chinese Congee/Jook/Chok and this recipe is one of the best I have ever had. It is creamy, smooth, tasty but not over powering with seasonings. Plus the chicken was tender as well. It is the perfect meal for a cold winters day here in the Northeastern part of the USA. Great Recipe... from a special Singapore cook!"
"I've made this several times already. I usually halve the recipe because the original is quite large. Our family can't take spicy well, so I only put one teaspoon of white pepper instead of a tablespoon. For this recipe, white pepper is definitely better than black pepper."
"Oh, yuuuummmm! I had no idea what Congee (Chok) was and now I'm a fan. It came together just as directed and was so flavorful. Can't wait to make it again, I think I can do an even better job, now that I know what's what.I'm sure I can make it even creamier by more closely following the instructions-stir, stir, stir. I was fairly certain that I'm too wimpy to deal with that much pepper so I cut it in half and that was just about right for me. Congee reminds me a lot of etoufee gravy, just a bit thicker. "
"If dried scallops is something either expensive or difficult to find in your area. You can substitute it with chicken bones. What it does is sweeten the porridge. Gives it more flavour. Do remove the bones before serving though :). "
"My family loves this recipe. I couldn't find the dried scallops and so after marinating, I deboned the thighs and added the bones when I poured the rice into the pot. I didn't need to add an additional 2 cups boiling water when I added the chicken because there was enough water to cook the chicken since it was now boneless. I wonder if it would be better to shred the chicken instead of serving it in large chunks? Also, my family prefers using black instead of white pepper because it gave a kick to the dish. I also served this with diced century eggs which I've seen served at hotel breakfast buffets."
"I've made this a few times now, good recipe! I don't use the broccoli or carrot though as I'm used to having it quite plain. Even my boyfriend liked it, and he's a picky eater!"
"I liked it, but my husband didn't..thus leaving me with congee to last for a week for me alone to eat. He even said cooking the chicken for 15 mins isn't enough to cook it and said it was undone even if I cooked it for more than that time stated. So we compromised and rated it into 3."
"Best congee I've ever made. I was a bit frustrated by how "non-specific" some of the ingredients were (a slice of ginger? how big a slice? 1"? 3"? 1/4"?) and a tablespoon of white pepper seemed AWFULLY much, but I confess, it's delicious!"
"a pretty authentic asian meal that's not too heavy but tastes good."
"This was my first time making congee, because I had some dental work done and couldn't eat anything hard because it hurt so much. I used chicken breast instead of thigh, I also put a bag of mixed veggies into it for a bit more color. And I like my stuff a little spicy so I added grated ginger into my bowl. My 1 year5 month old son gobbled it up too. This is a light and filling meal, good for dieting too. Thank you for sharing this recipe!"
"Great recipe and quite straight forward to follow. Had a heck of a time trying to find dried scallops so I had to make it without the seafood aspect :( None-the-less, it turned out quite well. Also, pay no attention to the number of servings off under Nutrition Facts. I had two servings last night and barely made a dent in what had to be at least two gallons of congee. I could probably sustain myself for a week on nothing but what this recipe yielded. I spoke w/ a friend from Taiwan and he said that this stuff stays good for a while. Traditionally I only keep foods for 3 days, any chance that you could give an estimate on how long this lasts? Especially since it's such a high yield recipe. Oh and she's not kidding when she says to stir it frequently. The rice sticks to the bottom of the pot VERY easily. Only make this if you can devote your full attention to it as it's cooking."
"I made this soup last night and it is outstanding. The recipe is easy to follow and delicious. "
"This congee is spectacularly tasty and the directions are very easy to follow. I tried congee for the first time at Sydney Airport, when I couldn't find anything else I could eat for breakfast. This version is far superior - I'm looking forward to congee for breakfast this week! Thanks KitchenManiac for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"I've never had Congee (Chok). I'm glad I have now. This tastes great. My 15 month old gobbled it up. A great comfort food."