Ingredients

Chile-Raisin Oil

  • 21/2 Cups vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup minced shallots
  • 1 Cup dried chile flakes
  • 1 Cup chopped California raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

Procedure

Chile-Raisin Oil

In sauté pan over high heat, heat oil and brown minced shallots; reduce heat to low and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in chile flakes and raisins; cook until oil turns red. Add salt to taste and set aside. (Will keep at room temperature for up to one month.)

Chicken Congee

Fluff rice by hand or with a fork; turn into large pot; add reduced chicken stock. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until rice breaks down and makes thin pudding. Stir in raisins and set aside. Meanwhile, sauté ham julienne in oil over low heat until crispy; crumble and set aside.

To Serve

Poach eggs. Divide hot congee into four large soup bowls. Top each with 1 poached egg and 2 teaspoons Chile-Raisin Oil. Sprinkle with crumbled ham and garnish with green onions and fried shallots.

Chicken Congee

  • 2 Cups steamed raisin rice
  • 16 Cups chicken stock, reduced to 8 cups
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup julienne Smithfield or other salty ham
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, poached
  • 4 Tablespoons fried shallots
  • 4 Tablespoons minced green onions

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 40%); Total Fat 17 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 230; Sodium 2705; Potassium 427; Total Carbohydrate 39; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 18; Protein 17; Calcium 58; Iron 2;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.