9 Recipes for Congee, the Cozy Porridge You Can Eat at Any Time of Day

Kimchi Congee © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
By F&W Editors Posted October 16, 2015

Congee, the ultra-comforting, classic Chinese white rice porridge, can be dressed up with a range of fantastic savory toppings.

Congee, the ultra-comforting, classic Chinese white rice porridge, can be dressed up with a range of fantastic savory toppings. From kabocha squash to spicy pork, here are nine great congee variations.

1. Kabocha Squash Congee
Sweet kabocha squash makes a terrific fall congee.

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2. Kimchi Congee
Spicy kimchi, traditional Korean fermented vegetables, makes a great addition to the classic Chinese dish.

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3. Ginger Vegetable Congee
This light, healthy version can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock.

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4. Shredded Ginger Chicken Congee
Try this delicious recipe for a new take on classic chicken soup.

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5. Spicy Pork Shoulder Congee
Browned pork shoulder and spicy chile garlic sauce make this porridge extra hearty.

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6. Bacon and Onion Congee
Smoky bacon and sautéed onions give this congee fantastic flavor.

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7. Slow Cooker Rice Congee with Chicken
Top this delicious soup with roasted peanuts and slices of Chinese sausage.

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8. Garlic Beef and Onion Congee
For a savory porridge, add hearty ground beef flavored with garlic and fresh ginger.

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9. Rice Congee with Pork Meatballs (Khao Dtom Moo Saap)
Chef James Syhabout serves his soothing congee with meatballs flavored simply with fish and soy sauce.

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