Meat Balls Rice Porridge

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Fabulous Meat Ball Rice Porridge

Fabulous Meat Ball Rice Porridge

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.

Sweet corn

Sweet corn

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.

cooked rice
sweet corn water (water from cooking sweet corn)
light soya sauce to taste
pepper powder (optional)
minced meat
leafy vegetables
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.

Meat balls ready to be cooked

Meat balls ready to be cooked

Leafy vegetables

Leafy vegetables

Cooking meat ball rice porridge in a pot

Cooking meat ball rice porridge in a pot

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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Snoop  on September 4th, 2009

Hi Shalinee(Mary),
Have come over here from Discuss Cooking. Your recipes look fantastic and really quite easy to make, even for someone like me who lives in the middle of nowhere in Spain (several hours to the nearest big city and even then no ‘ethnic’ grocers). Not sure where I’d get some of the spicy pastes you recommend, but this rice porridge I definitely can manage!
Thanks for your efforts mounting this blog.

Rosa  on September 4th, 2009

This is a healthy dish! Very comforting and delicious looking!



Divina  on September 5th, 2009

I consider this as a comfort food. I’m sure dad would love this if he were still alive.

Mary  on August 26th, 2010

@Snoop - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! Hope you have been having fun cooking :D

@Rosa - Thanks very much, Rosa! :D

@Divina - Thanks very much Divina! :D I wish your dad was still here!

@William - Love your chicken porridge. Looks very delicious, Thanks very much for the link :D

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