Chicken & Preserved Duck Egg Congee

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Balance and Harmony

By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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Congee is total comfort food and makes a really good lunch. My children started eating plain congee when they were very young. You basically simmer the soaked rice until it makes a starchy soup, season it and then add anything you like: barbecued pork, duck, blanched vegetables, salted duck eggs, boiled hen’s eggs, seafood or whatever else will add great flavour and texture. Plus, I love to stir in a big dollop of chilli. You should really try this. Most Westerners steer clear, but once you have had a good congee or ‘jook’ for breakfast or lunch, you will never look back; it’s especially good for hangovers!