Rice Porridge (Congee)

Serving 6 paxs
Preparation Time 35 mins
Skill Easy

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

  1. 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 minutes, stirring every now and then to prevent the rice catching at the bottom of the pot. The rice grains will slowly release more starch and get smoother and creamier starting at about 20 minutes or so
  2. 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
  3. The longer the porridge sits, the thicker it will get. You can always thin it out by adding more water or stock

Recipe courtesy of What to Cook Today

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