Porridge is very popular as a breakfast food in Korea. It can also be used as a light meal. This recipe uses leftover shredded chicken (boiled, roasted, or rotisserie). Prep time includes the time necessary to soak the rice.
Pour the stock and rice in a pot and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and softened. Start with medium low heat, but reduce to lower heat when the stock is visibly reduced. Stir occasionally (more frequently as the stock is reduced) so the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
Stir in the vegetables, cover, and simmer for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft. At this point, you can adjust the consistency of the porridge to your taste by adding more stock or water.
Stir the cooked chicken in during the last few minutes of simmering, leaving some to use as a garnish, if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Serve hot with scallions and sesame seeds added as garnish on top.