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Down With the Sickness

26 Jan

I may finally succumb to the sickness, but not without a fight. Chao Ga (Rice Porridge with Chicken) is like the Chicken Noodle Soup of Vietnamese home cooking and is easier to take down when you need to eat but don’t much feel like it. Fortunately, Chao is made from staple ingredients that I had on hand and only takes an hour to cook.

Chao Ga (Rice Porridge with Chicken)

1 quart chicken broth (low sodium if you’ve got it, otherwise reduce other salty ingredients)

2 quarts water

1 or 2 chicken breasts (bone in dark meat is better, but didn’t have any on hand)

1 cup Jasmine rice

1 tbs minced ginger

1 shallot, minced

1 – 3 tbs fish sauce

1 tbs sugar

1 tbs mushroom seasoning (or less salt if you don’t have the seasoning)

Chao Ga ingredients

Chao Ga ingredients – household items that are more than likely in your cupboard.

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