Chinese Comfort Food


Congee is a rice dish, easily made in a slow cooker. Otherwise known as jook, congee is the ultimate Chinese comfort food. Historians say congee was first used during a famine as early as 210 B. C.

Congee couldn't be any easier to make!
  • 1 c. rinsed rice
  • 7-9 c. water (We like 7 cups. You can use as many as 12 cups.)
  • Cook for 6-8 hours.
Recipe may be doubled and cooked all night in the crockpot, and will be suitable for up to 12 people!

The rice expands and becomes a porridge. You can add berries, cinnamon, and honey if desired.

For lunch or dinner, chicken broth may be used in place of water.

Chicken Congee:
  • 8 c. unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 c. rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbs. soy sauce or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 c. chicken meat
  • 2 c. bok choy, coarsely chopped, or nappa cabbage
For a more detailed description of congee, see this article.