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

Prepare the Chinese white rice porridge with seasonal vegetables, meat, or egg. Here are a handful of recipes for what to eat with congee.

Kimchi Congee
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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.

Kabocha Squash Congee

Kabocha Squash Congee
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Simple, light, and satisfying, tender kabocha squash is a sweet vegetable to finish off a classic congee rice and ginger porridge, especially in the fall.

Ginger Vegetable Congee

Ginger Vegetable Congee
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Loaded with tender vegetables and fragrant ginger, this congee rice porridge is light, fresh, and delicious. It can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock.

Shredded Ginger Chicken Congee

Shredded Ginger Chicken Congee
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Try this delicious recipe for a new take on classic chicken soup, fragranced with fresh ginger.

Spicy Pork Shoulder Congee

Spicy Pork Shoulder Congee
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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

 Spicy Sesame, Bacon, and Egg Congee

Spicy Sesame, Bacon, and Egg Congee Recipe
Victor Protasio

Taking a cue from Chef Mei Lin of Nightshade, F&W's Kelsey Youngman adds spicy pork, creamy egg yolks, and crunchy sesame to classic rice congee. 

Slow Cooker Rice Congee with Chicken

Slow Cooker Rice Congee with Chicken

© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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

Garlic Beef and Onion Congee

Garlic Beef and Onion Congee
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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

Khao Dtom Moo Saap (Rice Congee with Pork Meatballs)

Rice Congee with Pork Meatballs
© Con Poulos

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

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