Fish Congee

Fish Congee

Easy to make Chinese tradition.

Adapted from Roti n Rice

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 3 scallion
  • 3 in ginger
  • 2 sprig cilantro
  • youtiao (crullers)
  • oil
  • 1 tsp oil
  • soy sauce
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 white fish
  • 2.5 qt water
  • 1.5 cup rice
  • Step 1

    Rinse and pat dry fish with paper towels. Using a very sharp knife, thinly slice fish at an angle.

    Step 2

    Combine fish, soy sauce, pepper, and sesame oil in a bowl. Mix well and allow it to marinade for 30 minutes.

    Step 3

    In a large pot, rinse rice till water runs clear, about 3 to 4 times, drain.

    Step 4

    Add smashed ginger and 10 cups (2.4 liters) water to the rice and set it on the stove to boil. When water comes to boil, remove lid and allow it to simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes. If porridge gets too thick at any point, stir in ½ cup (120ml) water to dilute.

    Step 5

    Add marinated fish and salt to the porridge. Stir to get everything well mixed. Let porridge come back up to a boil and allow it to cook for another 3 minutes.

    Step 6

    Stir in fish sauce, if using. Turn off heat.

    Step 7

    Serve in individual bowls topped with green onions, ginger, cilantro, fried shallots, and yew char koay. Drizzle with a few drops of sesame oil and soy sauce. Add a little more pepper if desired.

    Step 1

    Serve in individual bowls with toppings.

  • 3 scallion
  • 2 in ginger
  • 2 sprig cilantro
  • youtiao (crullers)
  • oil
  • soy sauce
  • black pepper
  • Step 2

    Large pot

    Let the porridge come back up to a boil and cook.

    Step 3

    Large pot

    Add marinated fish to the porridge and salt to taste. Stir to get everything well mixed.

  • salt
  • Step 4

    Mixing bowl

    Combine ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and allow it to marinade.

  • 1 white fish
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Step 5

    Large pot

    Remove lid from the large pot and allow it to simmer on medium heat.

    Step 6

    Large pot

    Add ginger and water to the pot with rice. Cover and set it on the stove to boil.

  • 1 in ginger
  • 10 cup water
  • Step 7

    Large pot

    In a large pot, rinse rice about 3 to 4 times until water runs clear, and drain.

  • 1.5 cup rice
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