Recipe

Pressure-cooker chicken congee

This Asian savoury rice porridge is a deliciously convenient and warming breakfast that comes together in a flash thanks to a handy pressure cooker.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 2 Litre
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Ingredients

Chicken stock
  • 1/2 (800g) chicken
  • 1 medium (120g) carrot, halved
  • 1 small (80g) brown onion, halved
  • 1 (150g) stalk celery, trimmed, halved
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 litre (8 cups) water
Congee
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 cup (200g) jasmine rice
  • 4 centimetre (20g) (1½-inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 green onion (scallion), sliced thinly
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

Method

  • 1
    Make chicken stock. Combine ingredients in 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker, secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure, cook 15 minutes (see tips for electric pressure-cooker instructions). Release pressure using the quick release method, remove lid. Strain stock into a large heatproof bowl. Reserve chicken, discard vegetables and pepper. Discard skin and bones from chicken, shred meat coarsely.
  • 2
    Heat oil in 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker, cook rice, stirring, 2 minutes. Return stock to the cooker and add ginger, then secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure; cook 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Release pressure using the quick release method, remove lid. Stir shredded chicken into cooker, and allow to warm up. Serve congee topped with onion, chilli and sauce.

Notes

If you have an electric pressure cooker you won't need to reduce the heat to stabilise pressure,your cooker will automatically stabilise itself.
Always check with the manufacturer's instructions before using. If making chicken stock for another recipe where you only need the stock, use chicken necks, wings and backs instead. The stock will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 2 months.

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