How I made my first pork congee with smoky ham hocks

I’ve made chicken congee each weekend for the last three weeks. My friend and fellow blogger Tales of a Confectionist mentioned how she likes pork congee. I’ve only ever really had pork congee a few times in my life.

I thought it would be tastier if I used smoky ham hocks rather than just pork mince.

How I made my first pork congee with smoky ham hocks
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”https://about.me/garydlum” target=”_blank”]Gary Lum[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Ham hocks
  • Pork mince
  • Organic red rice
  • Quinoa
  • Chicken stock
  • Buderim Ginger Factory ginger marmalade
  • Star anise
  • Water
  • Chinese five spice
  • Brussels sprouts
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker add
  2. cup of rice and quinoa
  3. A handful of Brussels sprouts
  4. Five hundred grams of pork mince
  5. Ham hocks
  6. cups chicken stock
  7. tablespoon ginger marmalade
  8. A couple of star anise
  9. A couple of shakes of Chinese five spice
  10. Turn the slow cooker on
  11. After 6 hours strip the fat off the ham hocks
  12. Pull the meat off and mix everything through
  13. Put most of the food into a large dish and cover and store in the refrigerator. If there is too much for the week to come, freeze some.
  14. Spoon out enough for a large bowl making sure to get some chunks of ham hock meat.
  15. Shred some cos lettuce and add to the bowl.
  16. Shoot a photograph.
  17. Eat the pork congee and savour the flavour.
  18. Wash the dishes.
  19. Write the recipe.
  20. Blog (verb)

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Have you tried pork congee?

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