Indulge in the rich tapestry of Chinese cuisine with our authentic Congee, a time-honored comfort food that warms both the body and soul. Crafted from fragrant jasmine rice, simmered to perfection with savory broth, and garnished with an array of toppings such as tender meats, crunchy peanuts, aromatic green onions, and delicate century eggs, our Congee promises a symphony of flavors with every spoonful. Whether enjoyed as a nourishing breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a comforting dinner, this classic dish invites you to experience the essence of Chinese culinary heritage in every delightful bite.

Here's a traditional recipe for Chinese Congee:


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 8 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Toppings of your choice: preserved eggs, shredded chicken, sliced pork, pickled vegetables, green onions, fried shallots, sesame oil, soy sauce, etc.


1- Rinse the jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well.

2- In a large pot, combine the rinsed rice, water or chicken broth, and minced ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat.

3- Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the congee simmer gently. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

4- Cook the congee for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the rice grains have broken down and the mixture has thickened to your desired consistency. Add more water or broth if needed during cooking to adjust the consistency.

5- Season the congee with salt to taste.

6- While the congee is cooking, prepare your choice of toppings. You can slice the preserved eggs, shred the chicken or pork, and chop the green onions.

7- Once the congee is ready, ladle it into serving bowls and top with your desired toppings. Drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce if desired.

8- Serve the congee hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of this traditional Chinese dish.

Feel free to adjust the toppings according to your preference and availability of ingredients. This recipe is versatile and can be customized to suit your taste buds. Enjoy your homemade Chinese Congee!

Nutritional Values:

Here are approximate nutritional values for the main ingredients used in the Chinese Congee recipe:

Jasmine Rice (1 cup, cooked):

  • Calories: 205 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram


  • Excellent source of carbohydrates, providing sustained energy.
  • Contains small amounts of protein and fiber.
  • Low in fat and cholesterol-free.

Chicken Broth (8 cups):

  • Calories: 80 kcal (varies based on brand and type)
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Protein: 16 grams (varies based on brand and type)
  • Fat: 1 gram (varies based on brand and type)
  • Sodium: Varies based on brand and type, consider using low-sodium broth if watching sodium intake.


  • Provides a rich source of protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Contains various vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.
  • Helps keep you hydrated and may support immune function.

Ginger (1 tablespoon, minced):

  • Calories: 4 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams


  • Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in the body.
  • May aid in digestion and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Contains antioxidants that can help fight oxidative stress and support overall health.

Toppings (Preserved eggs, shredded chicken, sliced pork, pickled vegetables, green onions, fried shallots, sesame oil, soy sauce):

  • Nutritional values will vary significantly depending on the type and quantity of toppings used. It's recommended to check the nutritional information for each specific topping and adjust accordingly based on your dietary needs.


  • Nutritional benefits vary depending on the specific topping used.
  • Eggs, chicken, and pork are rich sources of protein and essential nutrients like iron and zinc.
  • Pickled vegetables add a tangy flavor and may provide probiotics for gut health.
  • Green onions are low in calories and contain vitamins A, C, and K.
  • Sesame oil adds flavor and healthy fats, which may have heart-healthy benefits.
  • Soy sauce provides flavor and is a source of protein and minerals like iron and potassium.

These values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as specific brands, cooking methods, and portion sizes. If you're concerned about precise nutritional values, it's best to calculate them based on the exact ingredients and quantities you use.


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