Quick Congee

Typical in Asian countries, Congee is a delicious rice porridge that pairs great with seafood, poultry and beef but can also be enjoyed on its own!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins (+ 2 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 7 mins (+ 2 mins cooling time)


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • Thanks to Minute® Ready To Serve Jasmine Rice, you can whip up a traditional congee in a fraction of the usual time. Start your day right with a steamy bowl of this delicious comfort food. 

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions and pour into a small, microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 2

  • Add water and ginger and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Remove from microwave and let the rice rest for 2 minutes

    Step 3

  • Stir in soy sauce and garnish with green onion

    Recipe Tip

    A few drops of sesame oil and cilantro compliment this dish nicely.

Customized Congee

When it comes to customizing your congee, the sky is the limit! Get creative or take some tips from classic congee recipes:

– Garlic Chives: For sweeter congee, throw in some garlic chives. This herb is particularly good with shellfish.

– Chopped Nuts: Feeling nutty? Sprinkle on some roasted peanuts and give your bowl of congee added flavor and texture. 

– Eggs: While congee is traditionally served with salted duck or century eggs, a hard-boiled egg will do the trick.  

– Fermented Vegetables: Get the crunch you’re craving while giving your breakfast a bit of a bite – fermented vegetables make a tasty tangy congee topping!

Hold off on adding these toppings until just before serving to get the best taste and texture possible. Congee can be mixed with or served alongside many of your favorite ingredients –  from proteins to fruits – thanks to its versatile nature!

Ginger Tips

Ginger can be a game changer for many recipes. Peeling ginger simply requires a spoon. The best part? You can store ginger in the fridge for up to 6 months, as long as you buy solid yet moist ginger root. If you rarely use ginger root, you can easily keep it in a freezer-safe plastic bag for recipes down the road. 

Breakfasts for Busy Schedules

Starting your day with a satisfying meal is easier than you think. In just a couple minutes, you can whip up a tasty breakfast that will help you take on the day. Why not continue exploring other international favorites? When you’re craving something sweet, this creamy Mango Sticky Rice will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. In turn, you could add more whole grains to your mealtime routine with this hearty Breakfast Cup with Quinoa recipe. Need a new dinner recipe idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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