This was a simple dish from my childhood. My mom would usually make this when we, the kids were home on the weekends. It makes my heart smile when I now make this for my own children. It was plain, nutritious and filling. It is food for the soul.
Pork Bone Congee
1-2lbs pork bones
3-5 slices ginger
1.5 cups sushi grade (small grain) rice
12 cups of water
Mustard greens chopped to bite size pieces ( varies –depending on what you’re in mood for)
2 stalks of scallions minced
Salt to taste
White pepper to taste
Raw peanuts (a small handful -optional)
1- Wash, rinse and drain rice in soup pot.
2- Dump into the same pot of clean rice the ginger, pork bone and raw peanuts if you are using.
3-Fill the pot with the 12 cups of water (sometimes I do half stock and half water)
4-Turn the fire on high until it boils, then turn the fire to medium low and let it cook about 20-30 minutes.
5-Add in washed mustard greens and cook for another 3-5 minutes (depending on how soft or crunchy you want them to be)
6- Add scallions, salt and white pepper to taste and enjoy!
Do you have any favorite family meals you would like to share? What recipes do you make for your children today makes you reminisce and smile?