Authentic Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge Recipe – A Comforting Delight!

As the cold days approach, there’s a particular recipe from my travels in Korea that beckons to be revisited. The Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge is not just a dish; it’s an emotion, a tapestry of flavors that speaks of warmth and comfort. Let me guide you on this gastronomic journey, a recipe close to my heart.

Chicken And Rice Porridge
A delectable dance of rice and chicken in a simmering pot.

Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge Recipe

Authentic Korean Chicken And Rice Porridge Recipe - A Comforting Delight! 1


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Course: Main dishes
Cuisine: Korea
Keyword: porridge bowl
CookingStyle: Slow cooking
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Nazia Cooks
Cost: $15
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Electric Cooker Optional


  • 1 cups rice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded poached or roasted chicken, for garnish
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped, for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Soy sauce, for serving


  • Rinse the rice and soak for 1 hour. Drain.
  • In a stockpot over medium-high heat, stir-fry the rice with the sesame oil for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and stir to mix. Raise the heat to high, bring to a boil, and lower the heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and continue to cook for another 20 minutes, or until the rice breaks down and the porridge is thick. Stir a few times during cooking.
  • Serve garnished with shredded chicken, scallions, and sesame seeds, and offer soy sauce alongside.



COOKING TIP: You can make juk even if you have only a small amount of leftover rice. Simmer the leftover rice with the same amount of water, and then keep adding water until it becomes the consistency you like.
You can prepare this dish using an electric cooker if you're short on time.
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Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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Cooking Tips for Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge

Chicken And Rice Porridge
The final masterpiece: creamy, heart-warming, and rich.
  • Rice Rinse Ritual: Begin by rinsing the rice multiple times in cold water until the water runs clear. This helps in removing excess starch which ensures a smoother consistency in the porridge.
  • Chicken Choices: Opt for bone-in pieces like drumsticks or thighs. The bones release a richer flavor into the porridge. Remember, the longer the chicken simmers, the more tender it becomes, enhancing the overall texture and taste.
  • Consistent Stir: Continuously stir the porridge, especially during the last stages of cooking. This not only prevents sticking at the bottom but also imparts a creamy consistency.
  • Seasoning Sequence: Start with a mild seasoning initially. As the porridge thickens, the flavors intensify. It’s always easier to add more seasoning later than to correct an overly salty dish.
  • Garnish Gracefully: Traditional garnishes like thinly sliced green onions, minced garlic, or a dash of sesame oil can elevate the dish. However, remember, less is more. The beauty of Dakjuk lies in its simplicity, and the garnishes should complement, not overpower.
  • Stock Secrets: While water is the traditional base, a good-quality low-sodium chicken stock can amplify the flavor. If using stock, adjust your seasoning accordingly.
  • Keep It Covered: When simmering, keep the pot covered. This helps in retaining moisture and ensuring the porridge doesn’t become too thick too quickly.

Serving Suggestions for Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge

Chicken And Rice Porridge
A sprinkle of garnish for that perfect finishing touch.
  • When & Where: Dakjuk has traditionally been a recovery food – perfect for those who are sick, elderly, or recovering from surgery. But its understated elegance also makes it suitable for a relaxed brunch, a light dinner, or even as a starter for a grand Korean feast.
  • Audience Affinity: This dish is perfect for anyone. From toddlers taking their first bites of solid food to grandparents enjoying the familiar comfort of tradition, Dakjuk is a crowd-pleaser. Serving it to guests unfamiliar with Korean cuisine? It’s a gentle introduction to the flavors of Korea.
  • Complementary Sides:
    • Kimchi: The spiciness and tang of kimchi can be a refreshing contrast to the mild flavors of Dakjuk.
    • Seasoned Seaweed (Gim): This crunchy delight can add texture and a deep sea flavor, creating a beautiful balance.
    • Pickled Radish: Its crunch and acidity can offset the softness of the porridge, adding a new dimension to each bite.
  • Garnishing the Gold: A drizzle of sesame oil, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, thinly sliced green onions, or even a few julienned carrots can add color, texture, and flavor. For an extra flair, add a dollop of gochujang (Korean red chili paste) on the side for those who want a spicy kick.
  • Beverage Pairings:
    • Barley Tea (Boricha): Its nutty flavor pairs wonderfully, creating a comforting combo.
    • Soju: For adults, a glass of soju can be a smooth companion to the porridge, especially for dinner.
    • Ginger Tea: The warmth of ginger tea complements the comforting nature of Dakjuk, especially on cold days.
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FAQs about Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge

Chicken And Rice Porridge
The simmering magic: patience brings out perfection.
  • Can I use brown rice instead of white rice? Absolutely! Brown rice offers a nuttier flavor and a slightly chewier texture. Just adjust the cooking time as brown rice tends to take longer to cook.
  • Is it essential to use Korean-specific ingredients? For an authentic taste, yes. However, in the absence of Korean ingredients, you can use local alternatives, though the flavor profile may slightly vary.
  • How do I get that silky-smooth consistency? The key is the rice-to-liquid ratio and consistent stirring. If your porridge turns out too thick, you can always add more broth to achieve the desired consistency.
  • What protein alternatives can I use instead of chicken? You can opt for turkey, duck, or even tofu for a vegetarian spin. The fundamental method remains the same; just adjust the cooking time according to the protein.
  • How to store leftovers and for how long? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The porridge should be consumed within 2 days. When reheating, add a little broth or water to regain its creamy consistency.

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Hi! I'm Nazia of ‘Nazia Cooks’, a self-taught baker and cook residing in Chennai. Rooted in the rich South Indian culinary landscape, my palate has expanded to embrace global flavors. I revel in crafting fusion dishes, melding traditions to birth unique tastes.
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