"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.



  1. Love this!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Anita. Just checking to see how you are doing. Not much happening on the Wednesday baker. Google took picasa photo storage away and haven't found another place to store photos. And just how many cccookies can one make!

    1. HI Andi! I'm doing pretty well now. I miss Picasa too! I'm using Google photos, but it's very different than Picasa. It is harder to use for blogging. I'm still baking and cooking, but not much of it has been finding its way to the blog.