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.
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.