6/24/16

"Just Right" Porridge

At some time or other, most everyone needs a mild dish that is easy to digest and is gentle on the tummy. If a family member is recuperating from an illness or on a soft food diet, this recipe is sure to make everything better. The three bears knew the value of porridge, and I suspect this is exactly what Goldilocks found in baby bear's bowl, because it is 'just right'.

In this recipe the rice is cooked a long time, breaking it down to a consistency different than rice is usually served. When someone in your family needs a food that is soft and comforting, try out this recipe.







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Chicken and Ginger Porridge

1 cup long grain rice
8 cups water (or substitute chicken broth)
6 boneless chicken thighs
Fresh ginger root (a piece about 1 inch x 1 inch) finely sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine rice and water in a heavy pot (enameled cast iron is my favorite). Add chicken and ginger. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 1 hour. Remove chicken and allow to cool enough to shred the meat. Add shredded chicken back into rice, season with salt and pepper as desired.



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