Traditionally made with rice, congee is a comfort food staple in Chinese cuisine, but this lighter take on the classic porridge swaps rice for oats. With the addition of spices, veggies and lean protein with chicken, you have a delicious meal with fewer than 300 calories.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 2 shallots, chopped fine
- 50g minced chicken
- Soy sauce to taste
- 2 cups (500ml) water
- 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium chicken stock powder
- 1 cup (100g) Quaker Quick Cook Oats
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
- Black pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic and shallot to pan. Sauté until both are browned. Add minced chicken and soy sauce to taste. Mix well and set aside.
Cook oats with water and chicken stock powder until thickened to your liking. Add the seasoned chicken to the porridge and stir well. Add sesame oil, if desired.
Divide into 2 bowls and garnish with celery and black pepper. Serve hot.
Serves: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 of recipe
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 284; Total Fat: 22.6g; Saturated Fat: 3.4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11.9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 295.5mg; Carbohydrate: 39.4g; Dietary Fiber: 5.3g; Sugar: 2.6g; Protein: 11.2g
*This nutritional information is based on U.S. criteria.