Congee can be served as a meal, and depends how you prepared it. I served this as a complete meal to a person who loves this kind of food so much, because he said congee will not make you fat due to its water content, it makes you full but you have eaten less carbohydrates because it is soupy, he said " that is why I like congee or porridge with more soup not too sticky". Since he avoided eating meat I used fish for this recipe. It is yummy!
Fried Fish Fillet ( bite size)
1 cup rice
3 tablespoons ginger strips
minced spring onion
fish sauce ( patis)
1. Saute the ginger until brownish then add the onion, when it's sauteed add the rice, fish sauce and ground pepper, allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes before adding enough water.
2. Simmer until the rice disintegrated making the soup thick but not sticky. Add the fried fish and continue simmering for 5 minutes, add salt if necessary.
3. Serve with minced spring onion and toasted garlic.