I once tried this when it was given by a neighbour and since then, I looked forward to having it during the fasting month . The rich flavour of this porridge is truly amazing.
You need to have enough chicken broth to cook this dish as the rice needs to be slowly cooked until extremely soft. Its consistency has to be really creamy. Having it turn out like rice in broth is not the correct texture. For this recipe, chicken is used. You may substitute it with beef, according to your preference.
Alternately, if you opt to have a vegan version of this flavorful porridge, use vegetables broth instead and skip the meat. This is definitely a must-try recipe as the spices and coconut milk when infused together makes this savoury porridge definitely mouth-watering.
For more servings, increase the amount of ingredients accordingly.
Chicken Porridge with Spices and Coconut Milk is also known as: Bubur Lambuk Ayam
Sauté shallots and garlic at medium heat until fragrant. Add ginger and continue to sauté for 30 seconds. Then, add aromatics like pandan leaf, star anise, cloves, fennel powder, cinnamon stick and cardamom. Continue to sauté until fragrant.
Stir fry chicken meat and add rice to the aromatics.
Add chicken stock to the pot and allow rice to simmer until it softens. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with fried shallots, chili slices and parsley.