Sunday, January 4, 2009

Chicken Porridge

chicken porridge rice bubur ayamHere we are in 2009! I hope it is not too late to wish everybody a very Happy New Year. We had a wonderful new year's eve, hanging out with friends, eating good food and playing poker. The next thing I know it was like past 2am and time to go home. I hate driving at night especially in an unfamiliar road/freeway. To make matter worst, it was really really foggy that night and that made driving even more difficult. Thank god for gps though!

Anyways, back to cooking. Last week I craved for some good chicken porridge. I have some salted egg and pickled leek at home and the thought of chicken porridge with them was just too much to resist. I remember my favourite porridge joint back in Kuala Lumpur. It was at this place called Kampung Baru (literally translated to New Village) right smack in the city centre. They have a huge display of dishes to go with the rice porridge. All you have to do is pick and put them in provided plates, give it to them and find a table to sit. They will cook your chosen dishes and serve with porridge of your choice, be it plain white porridge or chicken porridge. Since there would always be at least 5 different dishes, I always choose plain white instead of chicken porridge which I think is best enjoyed on its own.

Chicken Porridge

1/2 cup jasmine rice, rinsed
5 cups water
1 chicken leg
1in ginger, julienne
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
White pepper (optional)
1 star anise (optional)
2-3 cardamom seeds (optional)
1 tbs veggie oil

1. In a pot, heat the oil on medium high. Add star anise and cardamom seeds, stir until fragrant.

2. Add ginger and chicken, continue stirring and flip the chicken once.

3. Add rice and water and let it boil. Turn the heat down to medium and continue boiling.

4. Add salt and white pepper, stir and taste. 30 min.

5. Add in the celery and carrot. Stir occasionally. Continue boiling for another 30 min.

6. Serve hot with pickled leek and salted egg.


chumpman said...

It's always good to have porridge once in a while. I really need something light but still yummy after X'mas and new year eve parties. That's a good one, thanks for sharing

Dayang said...

nyaman bubur ya,kamek selalu buat especially maggi porridge ahaksss,time malas nak msk ya jak di polah ahhaha

Maya said...

Like Dayang , I have some packets of instant porridge in my pantry :)
We must be on the same wavelength as I have been craving for some rice porridge

Ms eNVy said...

Happy New Year!

hmmm .. nothing says like comfort food when it comes to porridge especially on a cold winter night! :)

Meg said...

Looks delicious and I love the flavors in it!

mamasita said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I was wondering what happened to you.I haven't seen you around lately.Baru nampak you at Puteri Kama's place.So glad.Kalautak you were so quiet..

drNO said...

happy new year to you....
may this year bring us more happiness...:)

noobcook said...

I love chicken porridge and yours look very tasty with the fine, congee like texture =D

ICook4Fun said...

I memang suka makan bubur especially during winter. The only problem with it you get lapar really fast too :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Chumpman, after all those heavy food, a simple chicken porridge is just a relief to the tummy. lol.

Dayang, i tried maggie porridge before but the rice didnt break properly. masak sendiri lagi senang. ;)

Maya, you too use instant porridge? lol. its been years since i had instant porridge. are they better now than before?

Norma, Happy New Year to you too. Yup, chicken porridge is a good comfort food.

Meg, thank you. Im sure you'll love this chicken porridge.

Mamasita, Happy New Year to you too. I kena penyakit malas. Itu yg lama tak ada entry. lol.

Dr.No, thanks and Happy New Year to you too. Amin to that doa!

Wiffy, one time I use basmathi rice to make my porridge and it turned out more like rice in soup. lol.

Gert, that's true. lol. but I dont mind having another bowl of chicken porridge a few hours later.

Jo said...

Selamat tahun bahru. I guess after all the feasting, a simple chicken porridge is the ideal meal.

Yatie_T said...

I love Kampung Baru chicken porridge. The best porridge I've ever had and their side dishes are heaven. They have everything you need and I guest that's why their porridge is the best. Your porridge looks like Kampung Baru chicken porridge and I am sure rasanya sama macam KBCP. I was "thinking" of making this last week. :p

tigerfish said...

Comfort food, always best!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jo, Happy New year to you too. Porridge is soothing for the stomach if you dont eat 3 bowls of it! lol.

Yatie, you pun selalu pergi Kg Baru for the porridge ye? Sedap gila kan? Eh kalau you buat chicken porrdige, both you and Josh can eat.

Tigerfish, yes yes. ;)

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

Will give this a try soon Farina, esp in such freezing temperature, this bowl of chicken porridge will warm the whole family up! Thx for sharing guru! ; )

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mush, Im sure this would help you guys a little bit in minus temp. Stay warm sis!