Crispy Garlic Shrimp with Congee
For the Crispy Garlic Shrimp:
Dust the shrimp in cornstarch. Bring a wok and vegetable oil to a very high heat, add the shrimp, and cook for about 3 minutes on one side. Turn the shrimp, add garlic and ginger, and cook for another 3 minutes. Reduce the heat and add soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a couple pinches of sugar. Stir together for several minutes until flavors are well combined.
For the Congee:
Put rice and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours. The consistency of the rice should be soft. Season with salt.
To Assemble and Serve:
Serve the Crispy Garlic Shrimp with the Congee. Garnish with chopped chives.