I love when people recreate foods that came from movies or show or comics because it's so awesome to see them come to life. I was watching this video where Inga Lam ate only Disney princess foods for the day and I was inspired to make my own version of mushu's smiley face wake up call breakfast congee here on three hungry bellies. Seriously, who could deny this face?!
If you don't know what congee is or have never had it, it looks deceivingly basic. Even though it's mainly tons of water and rice cooked up until it's broken down and creamy with the right amount of seasonings and spices it'll surprise you how delicious it taste. This congee is my most simple yet still delicious congee recipe that I make at home. All that I season it with is some fresh ginger, five spice seasoning, salt, and white pepper. Anything less and it tastes like its missing something, anything more it just become even more delicious.
Mushus addition of fried eggs and bacon is perfect. The eggs give a a light crispy crunch and creamy yellow color. The bacon, well, its bacon theres not much to say. Its addicting and a perfect topping. It also gave Mulan a boost of protein to start her first day of training with shang to defeat the huns. It's cute looking, simple, and delicious. The next time you're craving a batch of congee, fry up some eggs and bacon to make a delicious breakfast that will be happy to see you.
Mushu's Wake Up Call Breakfast Congee
Serves 4 -5 people
1 cup of rice
8 cups of water
1 knob of ginger, peeled & julienned
1 tablespoon of salt
2 quail eggs per bowl
1 slice of bacon per bowl
In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Next, wash the rice and combine with the boiling water. Add in the julienned ginger & give it a stir. Let it cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
Grab a whisk and give it a good mix to break up the rice. Add salt and give it a taste. If you like your congee thicker let it cook for another 5 minutes. If you like it thinner add in 1/4 cup of water. consistency.
In a pan, lay your bacon down and cook until crispy. Remove from pan then crack two eggs in. Cook until the whites are set, about 3 -4 minutes. Do not flip!
In a large bowl, serve your congee then top with 2 eggs for eyes and 1 strip of bacon for the smile!
Want More Congee Recipes?
Check out my black standard congee if you're your craving some congee thats a little out of the box. It looks crazy complicated but I swear it's super easy.Baked white fish, pigeon peas, and some quick jammy tomato is the best combo. I know its sound strand but trust me on this it one you're going to want to try.