Sweet Potato Porridge Recipe 红薯粥食谱
This is a nourishing meal by itself and it is very good on days where semi-fasting or light meals are desired especially after the recent weeks and weeks of rich food since Christmas, CNY (the 15-day celebrations are still ongoing) and Valentine’s, I must admit to have put on quite a few kilos.
1½ cup Long Grain Rice.
1 medium size Sweet Potato (orange flesh preferred as they are sweeter but yellow flesh will do just fine).
2 litres Water (adjust the amount according to your desire of watery or thick porridge).
1. Peel the skin off the sweet potato and cut into bite-size wedges.
2. Rinse rice well.
3. Put everything in a rice cooker and turn on “cook” function and cook without covering the pot until done (that’s when the “cook” button pops up and changes to “keep warm”.
4. You can add some hot water to the porridge if it turns out too thick after cooking.
Do the same if cooking over the stove but you have to keep an eye on the fire and stir occasionally, adding more water if necessary. Bring the water to a fast boil then simmer over medium heat – add more water if they dry out too much and cook till sweet potatoes are tender and rice is soft.
There is no seasoning in the porridge as we usually eat this with some side dishes and condiments (see pictures below) and/or add a few tablespoons of the braised gravy into the porridge.
If you are semi-fasting or just want to eat this plain, add some light soy sauce to taste and enjoy. Otherwise, eat with your choice of the side dishes below.
Condiments and Side Dishes:
Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Oil.
Soy Braised Pork Trotters (滷猪腳).
Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish (鹹魚肉饼).
Braised Pork Belly with hard-boiled Eggs, Tofu Puffs and Mushrooms (滷肉,滷蛋).
Mui Choy with Pig’s Large Intestines (梅菜滷大肠).
Preserved Turnip/Chye Poh Omelet (菜脯煎蛋).
Pan-fried Luncheon Meat (午餐肉).
Sesame Oil Chicken Radish Stew (麻油鸡).
Olive Vegetables (橄欖菜).
Stir-fried Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce.
Fried Dace with Black Beans (豆豉鯪魚).
Boiled Salted Duck Eggs (鹹蛋).
Red Onion Omelet (大葱煎蛋).
Salted Vegetables and Braised Peanuts (鹹菜,滷花生).
Preserved Chilli Beancurd (豆腐乳).
Happy cooking 🙂