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Nutritious Fish Congee

Nutritious Fish Congee

 Nutritious Fish Congee

Nutritious Fish Congee

This is a healthy and tasty congee that can be easily made in the rice cooker or on the stove-top with sliced fresh fish and topped with some crispy chopped garlic and garlic oil. I usually choose to make this for lunch on busy afternoons - I will prepare the porridge in the rice cooker on the day itself and marinate the fish slices the night before. It is really easy to make and with the right amount of seasoning, tastes exactly like the congee that is served in Chinese restaurants.

Depending on your preferences, this porridge can be made thick or thin and that is dependant on the amount of water used to cook the rice -- use 6 to 8 cups of water per 1 cup of rice for a thicker congee and 8-10 cups of water per cup of rice for thinner and more diluted porridge. As for the type of fish to use, I use Threadfin but you can also get some sea bream fillet or snapper fillet. If you choose to cook the porridge over the stove-top, take note to leave it uncovered and check on it every 10 minutes or so, adding additional water if the mixture dries up.

This is generally a very straightforward and simple dish to make, and is great to have when you are ill; this is especially so when you have a bad cold and your taste-buds lose all sensation, or when you have a sore throat because porridge and soft fish slices make it very easy to ingest to fill up your tummy. Whip up some fried garlic and garlic oil, chop up some green onions, sprinkle these on top of the porridge to complete the meal!

  Nutritious Fish Congee   Prep time: 5 mins  Cook time: 30 mins  Total time: 35 mins  Serves: 6      Ingredients:   · 2 cups rice  · 2 teaspoons Salt  For the fish slices:  · 1 piece 250g Fish fillet, cut into slices  · 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce  · 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil  · 1 tablespoon Cornflour  · 1 tablespoon Water  · 2 shakes of White Pepper      Instructions:   1) You can prepare the fish slices the night before you plan to cook the  porridge or make it right after you have started cooking the porridge.  2) Toss the fish slices in a bowl with the marinate ingredients, cover and  place in the fridge while the porridge cooks.  3) Let the porridge cook, uncovered, on the stove-top for about 20-25  minutes.  If cooking in the rice cooker, have the setting on "Quick Cook" or set for 20  minutes. Open the rice cooker cover 10 minutes into cooking.  4) In the last 5 minutes, gently add the fish slices into the porridge mixture  and stir to combine well.  5) Throw in the salt to season and turn the heat or power off once the fish  slices are cooked through.  6) Serve with some white pepper, soy sauce, fried garlic and garlic oil for a  nutritious and delicious simple meal.   

Nutritious Fish Congee

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Serves: 6

 

Ingredients:

· 2 cups rice

· 2 teaspoons Salt

For the fish slices:

· 1 piece 250g Fish fillet, cut into slices

· 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

· 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil

· 1 tablespoon Cornflour

· 1 tablespoon Water

· 2 shakes of White Pepper

 

Instructions:

1) You can prepare the fish slices the night before you plan to cook the

porridge or make it right after you have started cooking the porridge.

2) Toss the fish slices in a bowl with the marinate ingredients, cover and

place in the fridge while the porridge cooks.

3) Let the porridge cook, uncovered, on the stove-top for about 20-25

minutes.

If cooking in the rice cooker, have the setting on "Quick Cook" or set for 20

minutes. Open the rice cooker cover 10 minutes into cooking.

4) In the last 5 minutes, gently add the fish slices into the porridge mixture

and stir to combine well.

5) Throw in the salt to season and turn the heat or power off once the fish

slices are cooked through.

6) Serve with some white pepper, soy sauce, fried garlic and garlic oil for a

nutritious and delicious simple meal.

 

 

Read more on the nutritional benefits of congee:

"The Healing Powers of Congee"



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