Congee - A Chinese Breakfast

Day 23 of BM #56 - 

Today will be the last of International Breakfast series in this series of #BuffetOnTable. 
Congee in Chinese, Kanji in Tamil, Ganji in Telugu, I see some similarities in the names, Do you too? Different versions of the same Rice starch based concoction.

I was very skeptical of this starchy soup when I made it. But after tasting it I had to change my opinion. The crunch of the peanuts was the highlight of this porridge/soup.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Rice 1/2 cup
Water 5-6 cups
Ginger, grated 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper as needed
Carrots, grated 1/2 cup
Green Beans, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Peas 1/4 cup
Lime/Lemon Juice as needed
Peanuts, Roasted and crushed as a topping 
Spring Onion, chopped as needed for a garnish

Congee - A Chinese Breakfast

Method Of Preparation -

In a pressure cooker, add the washed rice, water, ginger and salt.

After a couple hisses, remove from heat. After the pressure cooker is cool enough, blend the cooked rice into a smooth puree.

Boil the vegetables separately. Add the boiled vegetables to the congee. Sprinkle pepper and squeeze in the lime juice.

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Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, September 26, 2015


  1. Even though I am not a soup person..this sounds really delicious..and those dressings they must be making the soup so nice and crunchy..super Harini.

  2. Rafeeda AR Says:
  3. That is such a delicious variation from our normal kanji... filling and soup like...

  4. Kalyani Says:
  5. Dunno if the earlier comment went through ...

    The toppings look yum ! I make this regularly with broken wheat (lapsi) and that tastes yum too !

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Wat a bowl, cant resist to those peanuts, prefect bowl of congee to kick start a day.

  8. The soup bowl looks so delicious.With all those ingredients it must have tasted yummy.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. The picture has turned out so good Harini..healthy way to start the day!

  11. Sandhiya Says:
  12. Congee looks so comforting.. Great dish to kick start off the day.

  13. Srividhya Says:
  14. I was pronouncing it like kanchi. Soup bowls are always comforting

  15. It is a simple preparation but looks delicious. Love the color of congee and even the garnish

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. I have been looking for Congee recipe for a while now. Thanks for the recipe - will try it soon.

  18. A simple and healthy breakfast.

  19. Suma Gandlur Says:
  20. Never had seen anyone preparing ganja in our home. This sounds like a good rice based soup.

  21. yes it does sound similar to our kanji. nice toppings and flavors going in this soup

  22. Archana Says:
  23. Yum yum yum. Reminds me that I need to start making "soups" again. ;D

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