A note with a recipe on how to make "home-style" congee (rice soup) from mother in law...
With a bit(?) of improvisation, here comes Thai congee bento.
Congee turned out to be brown as I used shitake mushroom etract as a soup base. UMAMI!
Condiments for congee: Cilantro, ginger, green onion, fried shallot, stir-fried celery leaves, and minced pork.
Celery sticks with plum jam and chocolate paprika dipping.
For those you are interested, here is the original recipe for home-style congee:
1/2 cup crushed jasmine rice
1/2 cup minced chicken / pork
5 cups natural soup stock
1 egg - room temperature
Chopped cilantro, ginger, green onion... as much as you like
2tbsp fish sauce
2tbsp soy sauce
Cook crushed rice in soup stock then bring it to boiling point. Make small meat balls of minced meat and throw these into the rice. Once boiled again, reduce the heat to low. Add fish sauce and soy sauce. Cook in low heat until rice's texture turns out to be creamy.
Warm a ceramic soup bowl and crack open a raw egg in the bowl. Pour hot congee over the egg and cover it with a lid.
Add white/black pepper as you wish!
Have a nice day.