This recipe comes straight from my favorite movie, Mulan! As a Chinese American, I grew up relating to Asian characters on the TV. I never really had a character I could identify with until I watched Mulan. I instantly connected with her strength, willingness to fight what she believed in, and her stubbornness. There is a lot of mention of food in Mulan from Po, her fellow soldier. And after seeing the movie at least 100 times, I knew I had to make one of the most famous dishes from the movie…Congee.
This simple rice porridge is a staple breakfast in China and is extremely simple to make. The best part about it is how few ingredients you need. All you need is 1 cup of long grain rice, a knob of sliced and peeled ginger, and water or broth. For extra flavor I used chicken bone broth.
Simply boil your rice in 7 cups of broth of water with the ginger. When you get the water to a boil, lower the heat and let the rice simmer on low for an hour. Check on it every so often and give it a stir. You are essentially over boiling the rice so it becomes mushy like a porridge consistency. If it is too thick, add more water or broth 1/4 cup at a time. When the rice is done, set aside and cook your 2 eggs and 1 slice of bacon.
Plate with the congee, then the eggs for eyes, and the bacon for a smile!
Effortless Copy Cat Mulan Congee with Fried Eggs
- 1 Cup Long Grain Rice
- 1 Knob Sliced and Peeled Ginger
- 7 Cups Bone Broth or Water
- 2 Eggs Sunny-Side Up
- 1 Slice Bacon
- Pinch of Salt
- In a large pot bring 7 cups of broth or water to a boil.
- Pour in 1 cup of long grain rice, peeled ginger, and salt
- Let this boil for a few minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Let simmer for 1 hour, checking on it regularly and stirring. If too thick, add water or broth 1/4 cup at a time.
- Remove from heat and slightly let cool. Cook your eggs and bacon. Place onto and enjoy