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Congee (Chinese Rice Porridge)

a Vegan and gluten-free medicinal meal, supporting the recovery and maintaining of good health
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 162kcal


  • 1 cup Brown rice long grain rice
  • 10 cup Vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Chinese preserved radish minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger root minced (fresh)
  • 1/2 cup Shiitake mushrooms (fresh)*
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/3 cup Spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Coriander freshly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Preserved ginger thinly sliced
  • 6 tbsp Soy sauce


  • Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the ginger, radish, garlic and mushrooms, sauté until mushrooms are softened.
  • Add the rice, stock and season with a little salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for approximately 1 hour or until the rice resembles the consistency of porridge.
  • Adjust seasonings and serve hot with garnishes sprinkled over the top.


* If substituting the fresh shiitake mushrooms with dried, ensure to pre-soak in boiling hot water for 20 minutes.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2598mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg