Cookbook:Chinese Rice Porridge (Congee)

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To make Chinese breakfast soup congee for four people, we need:


  • 220 grams (7-3/4 oz) of round rice, washed and drained
  • 2.5 liters (10-1/2 cups) of chicken bouillon (or alternatively water)
  • light soy sauce, to personal preference
  • sesame oil, to personal preference
  • white pepper, to personal preference


  • 3 chopped spring-onions
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds
  • 30 g (1 oz) of sliced ginger


  1. Put the rice in a pan and add the bouillon or water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat and leave under a low fire for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, or until all the rice has turned into a mash.
  3. Add soy sauce and sesame oil and flavor with white pepper.
  4. Finally, add the topping according to personal preference.