Instant Pot Basic Congee (Rice Porridge)

Instant Pot Basic Congee is a filling simple to make traditional peasants meal that goes great with just about anything you throw at it. The Congee is best served steaming hot and covered with your favorite toppings. I normally serve this with some sort of protein such as eggs, strips of chicken, or Chinese sausage. You can turn up the heat with a couple of Thai peppers or jalapeños if you like. A hot bowl is also nice when you feel a bit under the weather and need something easy on the tummy to digest. This meal makes a bag of rice go a long way. Fresh green onions and dried shallots make a nice combination but feel free to experiment and change the flavors to your liking. I love this meal because it is cheap to make and it fills the tummy with a nice warm feeling that lasts. My family loves to dip toasted French bread or Chinese fried bread in their hot bowls to make for a mouthwatering appetizer while the Congee cools a bit. 

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Instant Pot Basic Congee (Rice Porridge)

Instant Pot is much easier and quicker when cooking Congee (rice porridge) compared to the traditional stove top method. With the Instant Pot you’ll have home cooked hot soup within 30 minutes. 
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Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, vietnamese
Servings 6


  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 4 cups low- sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups hot boiling water or chicken broth
  • 1 oz fresh ginger about 4 slices
  • ½ tsp salt

Toppings: fried garlic, fried shallots, chopped green onion, chinese sausage, Thai peppers, chili oil, soy sauce, soft-boiled egg or chinese donut.


    • Rinse and drain the rice twice. Place rice, water, broth, salt and gingers in the cooker.
    • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 20 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes natural release . Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 
    • Discard the gingers and stir. Season with salt to taste.

    Garnish with fried garlic, fried shallots, chopped green onion, chinese sausage, Thai peppers, chili oil, soy sauce, soft-boiled egg or chinese donut. Serve and enjoy!


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