Salted Egg Chicken Porridge

Porridge is enjoyed by a lot of Chinese people. Traditionally in history, porridge, potatoes and rice were the main staple in Chinese meals as they were easy to prepare and not extravagant.

Over the generations, porridge has continued to remain a favorite but these days, people are more creative in the way they cook porridge. Basically, you can add any type of meat and vegetable to cook in your porridge.

I love to eat my porridge with salted duck eggs and shallots. I grew up eating porridge this way and it has stayed with me ever since. To add to the nutritional value, I put in carrots and chicken.

Let me know if you enjoyed this porridge after trying my recipe.

300gm chicken breast meat, cut in thin slices
100gm old ginger, shredded
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp soya sauce

Marinade the chicken with above ingredients and leave for 1 hour in fridge.

1 carrot, thinly sliced
2 salted duck eggs, cooked and halved
6 shallots, fried till crispy

1. Cook 2 cups of rice in a rice cooker. Keep the lid semi-open if yours is a conventional rice cooker. If your rice cooker has a porridge function, then keep the lid tightly closed.

2. When the water boils, pour in the carrots.

3. Let it boil for 1min, then add in the marinated chicken slices and stir well. Close the lid.

4. When the porridge texture is nice and thick, scoop up in a bowl. If you prefer your porridge to be more diluted, add more water initially.

5. Serve with salted eggs and shallots.

Oranges Galore

There's nothing healthier than eating a whole lot of fruits, especially on a hot day. I love citrus fruits......oranges, grapefruit, etc. Sweet oranges really make my day.

I grew up drinking orange juice but now I prefer eating the fruit entirely. This is after I realized that orange juice does not comprise of the same nutritional benefits as eating the fruit (that's because the juice will not have fiber). But orange juice wins in the department of quenching my thirst anytime! lol......

Here's a tip to choose sweet and juicy oranges. The skin must feel supple and not dry. The texture of the orange should be smooth and not crinkled. A crinkled orange indicates that the orange is not fresh and is semi-dried on the inside. Feel the orange, if it is slightly soft when pressed, you can be assured that it is juicy. A hard orange will lack juice and contains more pulp.

Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, betacarotene, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and thiamin. Taking one orange a day is equivalent to 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Oranges also reduce the risk of cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney stones, heart diseases and cancer. The anti-oxidant properties of oranges help to protect the skin from free radicals that cause premature aging.

So with all that said, go eat your sweet, juicy oranges today! :-)

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