Friday, 7 August 2015

Fish Porridge or Jook

Chinese Porridge or Jook is made by boiling rice together with water and adding whatever ingredients you want. Mince pork balls, shredded chicken meat or even roast duck. It's a comfort food for most Chinese families for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes Chinese fried Cruellers are serve together with the Porridge. Today l'm cooking Porridge with Lei Mang or Java Rabbitfish which is fried. The fish meat is carefully removed and added to the smooth Jook. Garnish with fried shallots and green spring onions to serve.

Fish Porridge


200 gms jasmine rice
1 tbsp oil
60 gms glutinous rice
2 litres of water
1 tsp salt
500gms of Rabbitfish meat
1 you tiao or Chinese cruellers


Wash the rice and soak in the water together with the oil and salt for 1 hour.
After one hour let it boil over small fire till the rice grains are broken up and the Porridge is thick.
Stirring a few times to prevent sticking.
Add water if it's too thick and continue to cook till your preffered thickness.
Add in the fish and add salt to taste.
Serve with fried onions, spring onion and cut cruellers.

Note: The purpose of soaking the rice with oil and salt is to get a smooth Porridge after cooking.


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