Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chicken Porridge (dak juk)

What to do with left over chicken!?!? Ahhh~ I know... hehe~ ;) I made this many times this past week to get rid of the left over chicken we had. It was really delicious that my sister-in-law wanted the recipe for... hehe~

If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)

1/2 c. sweet rice
1/2 c. plain, short grain rice
2 cans of chicken broth
1 c. water
1/2 carrot
shredded chicken
dried seaweed
chopped green onion

Step 1:
Get a bowl and wash the rice. You need equal amounts of sweet rice and plain, short grain rice (not jasmine). After washing, sit the rice in water for 2-3 hours.

Step 2:
In a pot, add 2 cans of chicken broth and 1 cup of water. Put the stove on high.
Drain your rice that has been soaked for 2 hours.
Once the broth is boiling, add the drained rice and chopped up carrots. Make sure you mix once in awhile with a wooden spoon so the rice and carrots won't stick to the bottom of the pan! Cook the rice for about 10-15 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, I shred the left over chicken. If you don't have left over chicken, boil a chicken breast and shred that. That will work too! :)
After 10-15 minutes of cooking the rice, add the shredded chicken. During this time, you need to mix the rice often with the wooden spoon!!! ;) The cooking time won't be long about 10 more minutes or so.
Once the rice is done, top it with dried seaweed and chopped green onion. Now you can eat with kim-chi... wheee~ :)

This past Friday I went to Chinatown with a friend and got some stuff. :X
I've been wanting to get these headbands with a tie on the bottom, but I couldn't find one I like. I finally found one I like... hehe~
I got this hair tie and would you believe it's only a $1!?!? It's so much prettier in person... hehe~ The picture doesn't do any justice.
I'm going to end with this cute pillow I got... wheee~ Unfortunately, Tobey wants to rip it apart... lol~ :X I also got some nail polishes but I'll hold that off for the next post. :D


Jamilla Camel said...

I love that chicken porridge...had it the other day for lunch!!

The hair bungee and the piggee are so kawaii!

Yumeko said...

oh that pig is the cutest!!!!

and yummy porridge!!

Kasumi said...

yum yum! chicken porridge!
I really like your hair tie!
lol the pig reminds me of the drama my lovely sam-soon!

Audrie said...

wow this looks so easy to make! I'm totally going to try this, thanks for another yummy recipe :) My mom makes a variation of those but I think she does it differently. Yum I love porridges!

miRaCLe said...

yummy!!! i love porridge!! ^^

the hair accessories are cute!! show us on your head!:D

love the cute piggy!!<3

can't wait for your post on nail polish hauls! :p

Anonymous said...

oh~ its like a samsoonie pillow :)
is it one of those soft and squishy ones?
your post on chinatown reminds me to go sometime soon. haven't gone in awhile, and it is fun, especially when you get such awesome deals :)

K said...

That looks so good! I love juk!

izumi said...

cute goodies :) and that porridge.. AH it's so hot here. otherwise it might look appetizing :)

M said...

puahahahah that piggie is so cute!

chicken porridge! yummmm

M said...

puahahahah that piggie is so cute!

chicken porridge! yummmm

Askmewhats said...

Thanks Ahleessa for sharing the Korean Food cooking, that's how it's called! Now I know! thanks

I love hair accessories too !:) Hope you have a wonderful day!

chau said...


♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

aww pig is cute!! food looks yummy.. reminds of congee!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

love korean foods...
love chicken too!

i have a request.. XD
can you show us how to cook jeonbukjuk...i dont even know how to spell...
but i think it was abalone porridge..

i just tasted it once & i like it...
it would be nice if i can recreate it...

thanks lots!

i learn a lot of good deal from your blog..
keep it coming,girl!

cleung341 said...

I think I might have to try the recipe. looks so good. Love your cooking posts.

BeautyRx said...

YUM!!! I have to try this! :)

btw, I totally love your hello kitty crochet for your birthday gifts!

Bratt a tat tat said...

hmmmm...what can you not do? seems like u r a jill of all trades...geez if only i could master one of ure talents i.e cooking, makeup, crocheting, doing nails...
my dogs are similar to tobey in that if i left them alone with the pig pillow it would be ripped into shreds within seconds...gotta love them right?
p.s. ure blog rocks my socks :)

Ahleessa said...

cleung341: I can't wait to hear how the recipe went... hehe~ :)

Ahleessa said...

BeautyRx: I thought you had a beauty blog *sigh*. Am I going insane... lol~ I can't wait to hear how the recipe goes. :)

kawaiikao said...

i love porridge! can't wait to see the nail polishes you got :]

Jnie said...

Awww.. the pig reminds me of the one in the drama 'My Name is KSS'.

Oooh.. and you just got the konad? So fun. I've heard that some people have that problem too. People recommend filing the stamper so its a flatter surface rather than rounded. It has to do with the surface being too smooth? What polish are you using with it? Sometimes its that too.

Luckily, I haven't had a problem with the konad yet. *knock on wood* Sorry, I'm not much help.

Aww. I really should not visit your blog at night. The pictures give me the urge to go for a midnight snack.

Blair said...

Oooh I love eating porridge/congee!

Haha I'm afraid there's no recipe. I went to a Spanish restaurant for the paella.

Miley is popular in the US, I wanted to see what the hype is all about lol.

While waiting for AI, I'm going to watch House, Heroes and Gossip Girl hahaha

gio said...

The pig is sooo cute!!

The food looks yummy.

Jo said...

thank you for the sweet comment ahleesa! and the chicken porridge is a real good idea. i think i'll be having some of that with this winter weather =)

fuzkittie said...

The hair tie is sooo cute!! :D Mm I love porridge, esp on a cold rainy day like today!

Anonymous said...

Ive been meaning to get one of those squishy pillows, lol guess thats why i recognized it first. then realized that it was a samsoonie :P
a friend of mine got obsessed with pigs...well...its funny cause she is several years older than me. but her bf at the time would always pick one up when he saw something. and seeing as they are cheap in korea, it wasn't a big deal. but personally i love bears. good ole classic bears :P

Melissa said...

i look seeing your food posts =) i love chicken rice porridge!

Jnie said...

You know what? I just might do a tutorial. I've been contemplating on doing a konad or just a regular nail tut but my nails have just not been behaving.

The konad polishes are suppose to work with the kit. I find that any thick polishes will do as well, as long as its not too sheer. CG, SH and OPI has worked for me.

Neeyuh said...

I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, I'm so trying this! Cute stuff you got, that pillow is adorable!!

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