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

Sweet kabocha squash makes a terrific fall congee.

Kabocha Squash Congee
Simple, light and satisfying, tender kabocha squash is a great finish off to a classic congee rice and ginger porridge. We would devour this comforting bowl of seasonal congee for breakfast, lunch or dinner on any day our insides need some warming up.

This light, healthy version can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock.

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Try this delicious recipe for a new take on classic chicken soup.

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Browned pork shoulder and spicy chile garlic sauce make this porridge extra hearty.

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Smoky bacon and sautéed onions give this congee fantastic flavor.

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Top this delicious soup with roasted peanuts and slices of Chinese sausage.

Slow Cooker Rice Congee with Chicken

For a savory porridge, add hearty ground beef flavored with garlic and fresh ginger.

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Chef James Syhabout serves his soothing congee with meatballs flavored simply with fish and soy sauce.

Rice Congee with Pork Meatballs
Credit: © Con Poulos