Recipe: Appetizing Mom’s Pork Bone Congee

Mom’s Pork Bone Congee.

You can cook Mom’s Pork Bone Congee using 8 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Mom’s Pork Bone Congee

  1. You need 3 pounds of pork back bones, cut into 2-inch pieces, washed, and drained.
  2. Prepare 1 tablespoon of salt.
  3. You need 4 1/2 quarts of water.
  4. Prepare 2 pieces of dried squid or 2 pieces dried conch or 3 large dried scallops, smashed into small pieces (optional).
  5. Prepare 1 cup of uncooked rice, soaked in water for 30 minutes.
  6. It’s 1 of scallion, chopped.
  7. You need 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro.
  8. It’s to taste of Fresh ground black or white pepper,.

Mom’s Pork Bone Congee instructions

  1. Rub the pork bones in 1 tablespoon of salt and marinate for at least 6 hours, ideally overnight, in the refrigerator..
  2. Put the marinated pork bones in a large pot with 4½ quarts of water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Skim off any foam with a spoon or a fine-meshed strainer, and discard..
  3. Next add the dried squid/conch/dried scallops (if using), cover the pot loosely, and turn the heat down to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for 4 hours..
  4. Taste the soup and re-season with salt if needed. Add the soaked rice and simmer for another hour. If you decide to use Judy’s method for 20-minute Congee, then all you need is an additional 30 minutes after adding the grains!.
  5. One point I’d like to make here is that the texture and consistency of congee is a very personal thing. Some like their congee cooked like a gruel, where you can’t see any signs of individual rice granules at all. Others prefer the rice granules cooked until they just open up or “blossom like a flower,” to use the literal translation of a Chinese expression. Finally, some prefer it thick and others prefer it thin. This recipe yields a thick congee, where the rice is cooked until it blossoms like.
  6. At this point, give your congee another taste, and add additional salt to taste. Ladle the congee into small bowls, and serve with chopped scallion, cilantro, and pepper..