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Mad Friday: Comfortingest Congee


Few things are as comforting as an open fire. Ground pork congee is one of those things. It makes you feel not just soothed and nourished, but somehow cleansed, especially if you’ve eaten a lot of heavy or fatty food lately. It’s easy tasty, lively, light, and healthy. And somehow, it makes you feel calm.

Here’s how to make it.

Ground Pork Congee


4 cups pork stock (or chicken stock)

5 cups water

3/4 cup long grain rice

1 onion, diced

1 pound ground pork

soy sauce, black pepper, and chopped green onion (garnishes)


1.  Put stock and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and add rice. Turn heat down to medium-low, tilt lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and let congee cook, stirring occasionally.

2.  While congee is simmering, sauté onions and ground pork in frying pan, until onions are transparent and pork has lost its pink colour. Add to congee.

3.  Continue to simmer for approximately 1 hour to 75 minutes, until congee has formed the desired porridge consistency.

4.  Ladle into bowl. Garnish with soy sauce, green onion, and ground black pepper. Enjoy!


P.S. Why “Mad Friday”? Because I’m running madly off in all directions. Happy weekend, everyone! 😀


5 comments on “Mad Friday: Comfortingest Congee

  1. saucygander
    April 26, 2013

    I love congee, you’ve just reminded me to cook some. Thanks!

  2. judy
    April 26, 2013

    What can i use instead of pork!

  3. judy
    April 27, 2013

    Hokay. Tks.

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