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Pork Rice Porridge (Bak Chok)

This is not oatmeal or cereal in liquid. Asian porridge which is savoury thick rice porridge has been so well-liked by Asians for centuries. This is comfort food during Winter.


  • ingredients

  • 200 gm of lean pork , thinly sliced

  • 100 gm minced pork - season and make into balls - the size of a 20 cent coin

  • 50 gm pig’s liver, thinly sliced

  • 4 medium eggs (60gm each)

  • 1½ cups of jasmine rice

  • 6 - 7 cups of water

  • 1 cup of thick chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon of ground white pepper

  • sprinkle of sesame oil

  • few drops of light soy sauce

  • seasoning for minced pork

  • 1 teaspoons of light soy

  • sprinkle of ground white pepper

  • 2 teaspoons of corn starch

  • garnish:

  • ½ teaspoon of fried shallots

  • 1 cup sliced spring onions


  • 1.

    Marinate minced pork with seasoning, for 15 minutes.

  • 2.

    Keep refrigerated while marinating.

  • 3.

    Blanch pig’s liver slices in boiling water for 30 seconds.

  • 4.

    Drain and set aside.

  • 5.

    To make rice porridge

  • 6.

    Rinse rice and place rice and water in a large pot.

  • 7.

    Bring to a boil over high heat.

  • 8.

    Add chicken stock and boil over low heat

  • 9.

    Simmer for 20 minutes.

  • 10.

    While simmering, you have to stir it continuously till rice breaks down and liquid slightly thicken.

  • 11.

    Add seasoned meat balls and meat slices, and continue to stir.

  • 12.

    Add some water occasionally if porridge is getting too thick

  • 13.

    Add sesame oil, soy sauce and pepper.

  • 14.

    Stir and simmer for another 5 minutes.

  • 15.

    Add in blanched pig’s liver.

  • 16.

    Immediately turn off the heat.

  • 17.

    Ladel scoops of the cooked rice porridge with even amount of pork slices, pork balls and liver into a bowl.

  • 18.

    Crack an egg into the hot rice porridge.

  • 19.

    The hot liquid from the rice porridge will half boil the egg.

  • 20.

    Garnish with spring onions and shallots.


You can do a fish version instead of the meat version. Add lots of ginger to the fish version. Rice porridge is also eaten with fried fritters (fried dough sticks)

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Posted by N55895Report
Superb breakfast all year round - best in Winter!!