Congee, a Chinese rice porridge, will make any cold winter’s day warm and welcoming. This recipe, also known as ‘jook’, was inspired by my Grandmother’s frequent preparation of this dish. You will enjoy congee’s unique velvety and savory taste.



Step: 1

Combine chicken stock, water, rice, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, fish sauce, ginger, salt, and sesame oil in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until congee has thickened to the consistency of a light porridge, about 3 hours.

Step: 2

Stir fish into congee and simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Step: 3

Serve congee in bowls topped with pickled vegetables, roast pork, scallions, and peanuts. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and soy sauce over toppings.


Per Serving: 205 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 25.4mg; sodium 1430.7mg.

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