This hearty and warming rice porridge dish is popular in many Asian countries. This variation incorporates sweet butternut squash, which not only provides this dish with a good amount of vitamins A and C, but it also adds its cheerful sunny colour.
Bring out the sweet side of this congee by topping it instead with chopped fruit, toasted nuts, a drizzle of coconut milk, a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, and some chopped basil and mint.
In fine-mesh strainer, place rice and rinse well under cold water until water runs clear, about 30 seconds. Transfer rice grains to food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and grated squash. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add stock, water, and fish sauce, and allow mixture to come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover with lid, and let simmer, stirring occasionally until congee is creamy, about 90 minutes. Stir in white pepper and maple syrup.
Divide warm congee among 4 serving bowls before topping with kimchi, edamame, Thai basil, cilantro, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Enjoy while warm.
This recipe is part of the Breakfast Around the World collection.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
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