Vegetable Congee (Rice Porridge)

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A comforting dish, similar to the Japanese Zosui and Okayu, congee is normally simmered for a long period of time, until the dish has a creamy sticky texture. One of my Chinese students mentioned his family made it more often with the consistency of soup than porridge.

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Vegetable Congee (Rice Porridge)

A comforting dish, similar to the Japanese Zosui and Okayu, congee is normally simmered for a long period of time, until the dish has a creamy sticky texture. One of my Chinese students mentioned his family made it more often with the consistency of soup than porridge.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian
Keyword: comforting dish, Japanese Zosui, Japanese Okayu, congee, creamy, porridge, rice
Yield: 6 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd

Materials

  • 1 C. rice, washed, drained
  • 10 C. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 TB vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb. won bok cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 lb. bok choy, thinly sliced
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks green onion, chopped

Garnish:

  • 1 TB sesame seed oil
  • 3 TB  chopped green onion, green parts only

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat; saute vegetables in oil; season with salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat; combine rice, water and salt.
  • Bring to a rapid boil.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Stir in vegetable mixture.
  • Simmer 2 hours.

How To Serve:

  • For service: drizzle with sesame seed oil.
  • Top with additional green onion.
  • Serves 6-8.
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