Jook - Creamy Rice Pork Porridge
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As the heavy rains drench the city, leaving no urge to depart from home, cravings lend themselves toward warming and soothing soups and stews. This creamy pork porridge, based on the traditional Chinese Jook, is extremely easy to make in your own home and allows you to kick up the flavor by introducing a multitude of savory garnishes.
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 6 (thick) OR 9 (medium) OR 12 (thin) cups of water
  • 100 g lean pork died into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tsp low sodium gluten free Soy sauce (ex: San J Tamari)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp of mushroom seasoning (ex: Po Luk KU – All Natural Mushroom Seasoning)
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 large handful of dried porcini mushrooms - soaked for 10 minutes, drained, and chopped into fine slivers
  • 1 ½ inch piece of grated ginger
  • 2 shallots, minced/2 garlic pieces , minced/1.5 tsp crushed red pepper - mix
  • 4 scallions, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup Pork Sung (homemade recipe)
  • 2 tblsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Century Eggs, chopped into ½ inch pieces (OPTIONAL)
  1. Wash the rice: rinse until the water runs clear, stirring vigorously to reduce of grit.
  2. Place water (amount depends on consistency you like) and rice into deep, large Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot and bring to a boil, then turn the heat down until reducing to a “cheery” medium-low simmer and partially cover.
  3. Add the mushroom seasoning, salt and soy sauce.
  4. Stir the rice and scrape the bottom to prevent burning every 5 minutes. Very important because the rice will stick.
  5. Meanwhile – prep the garnishes and in a small skillet on med-high heat add the olive oil. Once the oil shimmers add the, shallots until softened (min and then add garlic and crushed red pepper about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Once the rice has cooked for 15 minutes add pork for the last 10 to 15 minutes until it is fully cooked.
  7. This should take approximately 25-30 minutes (up to 45 minutes for completely broken down Cantonese style porridge).
  8. Fill bowl with rice porridge and top with garnishes as desired.
!Serves 4 !Pork Sung in this recipe is gluten free, however pre-packaged generally is not.
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