Genuine Chinese Congee (Ready in About 10 Minutes)
If you use an electric mixer, you don't need to simmer the rice for so many hours. You can enjoy an easy genuine Chinese congee within minutes!! The seasoning is easy, too. It's a simple ratio of 1 part salt to 1 part Chinese chicken stock granules to 1 part sesame oil!
Zha cai (Szechuan pickled vegetables), chopped green onions, roasted white sesame seeds
Shredded Japanese leeks, walnuts, etc...
Combine the rice and 2 cups of water in a blender for about 5 seconds.
Can you see what it looks like? Blend it twice, 5 seconds each time, while checking the consistency.
In a pot, add the blended rice, 1 cup of water, salt, and Chinese chicken stock granules and bring it to a rapid boil, about 5 minutes. Swirl in the sesame oil for the finishing touch, stir evenly and it is done!!
Sprinkle on condiments you have on hand or your favorite toppings, and enjoy.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love the Chinese congee served in Chinatown. It's healthy and warms your body, too. I recommend serving it with walnuts.
Chinese congee uses about 4 to 5 times more water than Japanese congee. I used 3 cups of water in this recipe, but you can add more water to adjust it to your desired consistency. Once you make it, you'll be able to memorize the recipe. You just need 1 bowl of rice, 3 cups of water, then 1 teaspoon each of salt, Chinese chicken stock granules, and sesame oil. It's so simple.