Vegan Main Dishes/ Vegan Recipes

Basic Congee

Congee is a white rice porridge and exists under different names in all Asian countries.

The principle is very simple. The white rice is cooked for a very long time over a low heat in a large quantity of water or broth until the rice (which is full of water) swells and begins to decompose to form a porridge. Once the porridge has been prepared, it may be accompanied by small pieces of cooked meat, steamed or pan-fried vegetables, spices, herbs, soy sauce, or sesame oil. The varieties are infinite.

Basic Congee

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Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 9 cups vegetables broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped peanuts and green onions for garnish


  • In a large pot, bring the water and rice to a boil.
  • When the rice is boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low. Place the lid on the pot—leave a little space to allow the steam to escape.
  • Cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until the rice has the thick, creamy texture of porridge. This can take about 50 minute.
  • Add salt to taste, along with any other desired seasonings.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts and green onion.


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    Little Plastic Footprint
    December 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued by this – think I’m finally going to give it a go!

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