Mama's Test Kitchen: Chicken Ginger Congee

Chicken Ginger Porridge
I have been craving congee lately. Not those plain ones (rice boiled in water and you add your own toppings at the end) that my parents used to make, but a version that is delicious all on its own. I forgot where I got the idea to google "chicken ginger congee", but when I did, several recipes popped up and I decided to give it a try. The congee turned out to be very good. It was rich in flavor, and the one-pot made clean-up a breeze. I really loved the ginger flavor, too. It made me feel all warm inside. It was also pretty economical. A couple of drumsticks, rice, and water :) The only downside I see is that kids wouldn't touch it, which is too bad because I am adding this to our meal rotation.

A review on Chicken Ginger Congee (adapted from here and here):
Result: 4 out of 4
Will I make it again: Most definitely will!
Chef’s Notes: I added more water as I went along because I like my congee on the more watery side. Also, because of the ginger, I think this would be a great dish for Chinese confinement.


  1. Looks good. I hate when very favorite dishes are also the ones the boys detest.

  2. I love congee; that looks good. My favorite is the seafood kind. I like mine on the watery side too. It's one of my comfort foods because my dad would make it for breakfast during holidays. My kids probably won't like it either; I haven't had any luck getting them to eat congee of any kind. They'll take one bite and say they're full :)

  3. Maybe the kids will get used to the ginger flavor over time. I love a good congee! I love all the mix-ins but would give this recipe a try.

  4. It's amusing how kids decide they won't like something. :)

    Maybe when they grow older (which is so quickly!)


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