Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dried Scallop Congee/Porridge (Chao So Diep)

Dried Scallop Congee/Porridge (Chao So Diep)

1 1/2 cup uncooked Rice
12-14 Dried Scallop (soaked in water overnight)
1/2 lb. Ground Pork
1/2 cup cut Ginger
3 Tbsps. Chopped Garlic
3 Chopped Green Onions (chop only the green part save the bottom of the Green Onion)
2 Tbsps.. Oil
2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
1 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Sugar
Use a 6 1/2 qtz. or larger Pot.

Rinse the rice a few times.  Then fill the pot with water.  More than half of the pot. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer.
In a thick bowl or Mortar add in 1/2 cup cut Ginger and 3 Tbsps. chopped Garlic.  Smash it together and set aside.
You should soak your Dried Scallop overnight.  Then rinse it about 2 times and set aside.
In a pan add in 2 Tbsp. Oil then add in the Ginger and Garlic.  Sauté for a few seconds. Add in your Dried Scallop.  Break the Dried Scallop apart.
Since it was soaked in water overnight it should break apart easily. Now add in the 1/2 lb. Ground Pork.  Stir until the Pork is cooked.  Once it is cooked put it in the pot with the Rice.
Mix and continue to let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Remember to remove the foam and mix it once in a while to prevent the Rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Wait until the Rice starts to look like congee.  Add in 2 tsp. Salt and 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce.  Now put in the stem of the Green Onion. Add in 1 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning.
Add in about 1/2 tsp. Sugar. Now add in the chopped Green Onions.  Add in a some Black Pepper.  Let it simmer for 1 minute or 2 and you are done.

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