Basic Ginger Congee

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 35mins
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Congee is a savory rice porridge that’s especially popular in East Asia. This recipe is for a basic ginger congee topped with broccolini, but for a more traditional version feel free to use gai-lan. A very fragrant and economical meal that will feed a crowd. This creates a "blank slate" and you are free to add anything you like to make it your own. Suggested toppings are soft boiled eggs, crushed peanuts, sauteed or steamed shrimp, crispy shallots, bean shoots, tofu cubes, soy sauce, shredded chicken or pork, coriander, chili flakes, dumplings... the list goes on!

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Ginger icon
    1 wedge
  • Broccolini icon
    1 head
  • Long grain rice icon
    Long grain rice
    120g (about ¾ cup)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    1.5 liters (1500ml)
  • White pepper icon
    White pepper
    2 tsp (4g)


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Varoma tray

Step preview

  1. Add long grain rice to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 6
  4. Then add vegetable stock, white pepper and ginger to the TM5 bowl
  5. Cook - approx 1 hr, 90°C, speed 2
  6. Add broccolini to the varoma tray
  7. Steam - approx 30 min, varoma, reverse speed 3
  8. Serve
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