Basic Ginger Congee

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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    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!

recipe updated May 3, 2019


  • Long grain rice icon
    Long grain rice
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
  • White pepper icon
    White pepper
  • Ginger icon
  • Broccolini icon


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

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside ginger: finely sliced
  2. Prep and set aside broccolini: chopped
  3. Fit the TM5 bowl to TM5
  4. Add long grain rice
  5. Blend for approx 10s
  6. Add vegetable stock
  7. Add white pepper
  8. Add prepared ginger
  9. Cook for approx 1h
  10. Get the varoma tray
  11. Add prepared broccolini
  12. Steam for approx 30min
  13. Serve
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