Chinese Culture >> Chinese Food Articles >> Chinese Recipes

Congee Recipe


Click here for printable version of recipe

Yield: 6 servings
      1 c  Long grain rice
      3 qt Stock [I used chicken stock. S.C.]
      2 tb Minced Chinese preserved turnip
      1 sl Ginger root, minced
      1    Piece tangerine peel, soaked to soften and minced
           Garnish of:
           Chopped green onion
           Chopped coriander
           Slivered preserved ginger
           Sliced tea melon
  In all my years of eating and cooking Chinese food,
  I'd never tried Congee (rice gruel) before yesterday.
  It just seemed so *bland* that I thought it couldn't
  possibly be all that interesting. I was WRONG! The
  recipe below gives a subtle but hearty "soup" which
  can be garnished in a virtually infinite number of
  ways according to personal taste. I found that I like
  just the basic stuff, unembellished the best. I
  substituted half a cup of long grain rice and half a
  cup of glutinous rice for the long grain rice and it
  worked very well. The preserved turnip seems to be
  used mostly for its salt content. I found it
  unnecessary to add any more salt to the congee. The
  tangerine peel gives a very subtle, nice hint of
  exotic perfume to the dish. The pot I made set up
  almost like a pea soup when it cooled. Good stuff!
  Ridiculously easy too...
  Congee (Jook)
  Combine rice, stock, preserved turnip, ginger and
  tangerine peel in a large soup pot and bring to a
  boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered approximately
  1-1 1/2 hours or until the rice is thoroughly broken
  up. Stir occasionally to prevent soup from sticking
  and add boiling water if necessary. When done, soup
  should be thick and creamy. Add salt to taste and
  garnish with any or all of the suggested garnishes.
  Variations: Just before serving, add cooked chicken,
  pork, ham or beef. Or with rice add diced forest
  mushrooms, soaked to soften or dried shrimp.

Chinese Recipes Listed Alphabetically

Asian Cabbage Stir Fry

Asparagus And Chicken In Black Bean Sauce


Barbecued Lamb on Skewers

Barbecued Spare Ribs

Bean Curd Casserole

Beef Lo Mein With Bean Sprouts

Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

Broccoli Stir Fry

Bok Choy with Hot Bacon Sauce

Buddha's Delight


Char Siu Bao Recipe

Chicken Asparagus and Red Pepper

Chicken Fried Rice

Chili Plum Beef Recipe

Chinese Cashew Chicken

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Chinese Chili With Peppers

Chinese Egg Rolls

Chinese Mapo Tofu

Chinese Pot Roast

Chinese Spare Ribs Recipe

Chinese Steamed Buns

Chinese Style Fried Rice

Chinese Vegetables and Tofu

Chinese Pepper Steak

Chow Mein Recipe

Crispy Wontons


Egg Fu Yung

Egg Plant Sichuan Style

Egg Rolls


Flounder With Scallions

Foo Yung Hai

Fortunate Lemon Chicken

Fresh Lotus Root Salad

Fried Eggs Shanghai Style

Fried Won Tons


Garlic Chicken - Szechuan

Green Beans in Black Bean Sauce

Green Tea Stir-Fry Chicken over Udon

General Tso's Chicken With Orange


Hot Garlic Eggplant

Hot Pot Lemon Chicken

Hot & Sour Eggs in a Noodle Nest

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe


Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Kung Pao Stir Fry


Moo Goo Gaipan


Oriental Chicken Wing

Oriental Grilled Steaks

Oriental Rice Salad


Pan Fried Noodles

Peking Duck

Pepper Steak With Onions

Plum Chicken


Saute' Broccoli

Sesame Beef

Sesame Chicken

Salmon in Pesto Sauce

Special Egg Foo Young

Stir Fried Green Beans

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Szechwan Noodles With Green Onions


Tea Smoked Duck

Tiny Peking Duck Rolls


Wonton Recipe

Wonton Soup Recipe


Xiao Long Tan Bao

Chinese Desserts Recipes

Chinese / Asian Recipes Videos



Your ad here

Advertise With Us



Your ad here

Advertise With Us