My mum made this bowl of rice porridge cooked with luxurious Chinese New Year leftovers. She first cooked a huge pot of soup broth with pork bones, fish maw and cabbage.
When ready to serve, she cooked the luxurious ingredients on an individual portion basis – yes, if there are 10 people, I can imagine a long queue as she cook it bowl by bowl. Actually, we all came home at different times, so cooking it like that is as fresh as can be and made each of us feel special. Everyone gets a single portion of luxurious ingredients such as baby abalones, shabu shabu pork, fresh scallops and premium “ang kar” prawns. It sort of remind me of Teochew seafood porridge. This is a great recipe for clearing your kitchen of Chinese New Year leftovers, and the light-tasting soup broth is just perfect after all that feasting.
I really don’t know how to name this dish, so I am calling it a “Chinese New Year Rice Porridge” since it is made with CNY goodies. If you have eight premium ingredients, I guess you can give it an upmarket name like Eight Treasures Porridge to entice your diners :)
As this is a Chinese New Year leftover recipe, feel free to adapt the ingredients according to what you have in your kitchen.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour