So, after being nauseated all night and well into today, I decided to throw together a pot of chicken jook, also known as congee or rice porridge. The following is my fail safe recipe for a small pot of maybe 4 to 6 servings.
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 carton of sodium free chicken broth or stock
1/2 a cup of rice, short grain, long grain, does not matter just rinse well first.
1 – 2 tsp of minced ginger
1 – 2 tsp of minced garlic
1 tbl sesame oil
fish sauce (to taste)
Chinese red vinegar (to taste)
1 – 2 tbl of sugar
salt and pepper (to taste)
Add sesame oil to bottom of instant pot pot, turn on the sauté function and sauté ginger and garlic for about a minute. Turn off sauté function and add carton of broth, rinsed rice and two chicken thighs. Thighs can be thawed or frozen, either works, but it is best to get some with a little fat on them for flavor. Cover instant pot, close vent and set on Manual pressure for 20 minutes. When the pot beeps, allow it to do a natural pressure release for about 10 minutes before venting. Stir in a drizzle of fish sauce, drizzle of chinese red vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Ladle up a bowl and top with sliced green onions, hard boiled egg, sesame seeds…whatever toppings sound good.
This always makes me feel so much better, and I use it when I have not eaten and am nauseated or when I have the flu or a cold.