Congee, Porridge, porridges and congees

What’s in a porridge?

Chicken & kale sweet brown rice porridge

Living in Singapore grants us access to many mouth-watering delights. But let’s face it, we could all benefit from being a bit more mindful about what we put on our plates to look after our well-being. The secret to a healthy lifestyle is incorporating a mix of wholesome foods to your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of us often skip morning meals because of our erratic schedules or trying to cut out the calories of the latest munch on unplanned snacks. However, have it come across your mind that, with a wholesome morning meal, you can curb any sudden cravings and focus more on completing your to-do list?

We absolutely understand that preparing a complete meal early in the morning is draining. Plus, some of us may find it repulsive to stomach a full-course meal in the morning. Surely, the best option is to have something light yet balanced, like a bowl of congee or porridge. It’s something I had growing up, not just for breakfast; they are my go-to for a light midday meal or a quick fill-me-up before bedtime. As I journey on being a mom, I’ve continued the tradition of making a warm bowl of rice porridge for Shane and me, especially on chilly days, creating tiny little cosy mom-son moments.

Health benefits of porridge and congee

Porridges and congees are ancient remedies passed down through the ages, slowly developing into what they are now.

  • When you’re under the weather or battling a cold, nothing says comfort like a warm bowl of rice porridge or congee.
  • In Shane’s Kitchen, our porridges and congees are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and good fats, which are beneficial for your gut health and overall well-being.
  • Porridges and congees unlock nutrients, making them easier to digest and absorb.
  • Porridges and congees improve digestion by gently soothing and balancing the digestive tract with its fluid like consistency.
  • Porridges and congees heal the gut, fill you up and keep you hydrated.

What’s inside our bowls of porridge and congees?

As a picky child, my weaning journey with Shane’s was a bit difficult. I wanted him to build a positive relationship with food, hoping he’d be open to trying new ingredients and making healthier choices as he grew. Among the various meals I introduced to him, rice soups and porridges became one of his favourites. A hearty dish filled with essential nutrients keep him warm and satisfied.

Shane’s Kitchen brings you four delicious recipes, namely Beef & Fennel Millet Porridge, Chicken & Kale Sweet Brown Rice Porridge, Parsnips & Carrots Chicken Congee, and Salmon & Broccoli Wild Rice Gruel, each thoughtfully curated to balance flavours with nutrition.

  • We choose the finest seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, kale, and broccoli, packed with essential vitamins A, B6, C, K, folate, fibre, carotenoids, and manganese. Herbs and spices like onion, ginger, and garlic help manage infections, combat chronic diseases, and enhance cardiovascular health.
  • Our selection of fish, like salmon, serves as an excellent source of omega-3 and collagen, promoting heart health and maintaining vibrant, hydrated skin. Our broths and stocks, such as chicken and fish stock, contain good proteins that aid metabolism and contribute to better sleep.
  • We incorporate healthy fats, such as olive oil, to support heart health. At Shane’s Kitchen, our porridges and congees feature a variety of grains, such as wild rice, jasmine rice, Calrose rice, and sweet brown rice, loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to assist in controlling cholesterol levels, managing weight, and regulating blood pressure.

Introducing your baby to solid foods needs patience and creativity. Taking short steps and making good food choices makes your toddler become more used to food. That is why our porridges and congees come in two sizes (150g and 400g) to suit your needs. After all, a positive relationship with food from an early age sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy choices. Order our porridges and congees in Singapore today!