Rice Porridge (Congee)
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Rice Porridge (Congee)

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Level

easy

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Cooking

50 min

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Preparation

35 min

Ingredients

Servings

6
Jasmine Rice
200 g
Salt
Water
or stock see rice to liquid ratio (9:1 to 10:1)

How to cook

Start cooking

  • Bring the water/stock to a boil and then lower the heat and add the rice.
  • Bring it back to a boil and then lower the heat to medium to let it gently simmer for about 25-30 mins, stirring every now and then to prevent the rice from catching at the bottom of the pot.
  • The rice grains will slowly release more starch and get smoother and creamier starting at about 20 mins or so.
  • If you are adding meat like chicken, beef, pork, fish, add only after the porridge has thickened.
  • Add them in at this point and stir until they are cooked through.
  • Season with salt to your taste and serve immediately while the porridge is hot.
  • The longer the porridge sits, the thicker it will get.
  • You can always thin it out by adding more water or stock.
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