02 June, 2023

Burmese Cuisine - Nan Gyi Thoke by Angela

Pork porridge, then, is a dish where pork is added to this cooked grain mixture, often resulting in a flavorful and nourishing meal.

Ingredients:Rice or rice porridge grains (such as rice, oats, or barley)
Pork (chopped or ground)
Broth or water
Seasonings (salt, pepper, herbs, etc.)
Optional vegetables or other ingredients

Start by cooking the rice or porridge grains in a pot with water or broth. The ratio of water to grain depends on the type of grain you're using and the desired consistency. Generally, a 1:5 ratio of rice to liquid is a good starting point.
While the grains are cooking, prepare the pork. You can use lean cuts of pork, ground pork, or even pork bones for added flavor.

If you're using raw pork, you can cook it separately in a pan until it's browned and cooked through. If you're using cooked or leftover pork, you can skip this step.
Once the grains have softened and the mixture has thickened to your desired consistency, add the cooked pork to the pot. If you're using raw pork, you can add it earlier in the cooking process to allow it to cook along with the grains.

Season the porridge with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. You can also add vegetables, herbs, or other flavorings at this point.
Continue simmering the porridge until the flavors meld together and the pork is fully incorporated. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
Once the pork porridge reaches the desired consistency and flavor, it's ready to be served. You can ladle it into bowls and enjoy it as a comforting and nourishing meal.

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