Here is a very delicious meat ball rice porridge (or congee) using sweet corn water that I made for dinner yesterday. This is even good for breakfast or lunch. It’s even good for little children. It’s again a very simple and easy dish. This is another of my family’s favourite.
I actually used the left-over water from boiling sweet corn. That makes the porridge exceptionally tasty. My family just loved it. When boiling the sweet corn, add in half a teaspoon or more of sea salt to the water, depending on the amount of water and sweetcorn in the pot. There should be enough water in the pot to almost cover the sweet corn. The sea salt will bring out the sweetness of the sweet corn. There should be the right amount of the sea salt to bring out that sweetness. Taste the sweet corn when it is cooked.
Enjoy your sweet corn and keep the water for making porridge. Here’s the recipe for the porridge. You don’t need a fixed recipe for it which is really good. Boil it longer if you like it softer and season to your taste.
sweet corn water (water from cooking sweet corn)
light soya sauce to taste
pepper powder (optional)
fried shallots oil
coriander leaves to garnish
Season the minced meat well. Please check out here for the recipe to marinade the minced meat. Take spoonfuls and make them into meatballs. Make as many as you want to put into your rice porridge. Keep the rest in the fridge if you are going to use it within the next couple of days. Otherwise keep them in the freezer for later use.
Add the cooked rice into the sweet corn water and boil until to the texture that you like. Add in the meat balls and boil for about 5 minutes. Add in the vegetables and season with light soya sauce and pepper powder to taste. Scoop the porridge into bowls. Add some fried shallot oil on top and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it hot. It’s awesome for a cold weather. This is a light yet simple and easy meal to prepare, great for both young and old.
Do you like to eat rice porridge? What other types of porridge do you cook? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Another favourite family porridge:
Best Turkey Rice Porridge
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