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Chicken and ginger congee

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

Mix up your porridge with our savory congee topped with crispy fried chicken, ginger and garlic. Traditionally a breakfast dish, but satisfying at any time of the day

 200 g basmati rice
 1.50 l chicken stock
 2 ginger thumb-sized pieces, shredded
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 200 g cooked chicken
 2 garlic cloves, sliced
 4 spring onions , thinly sliced


Wash the rice well in lots of cold running water until the water runs clear. Tip into a large pan or casserole, pour in the chicken stock and add ½ the ginger. Simmer gently for 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until the rice is broken down and it has thickened.


Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken, remaining ginger and garlic until crisp. Spoon the rice into bowls and top with the chicken, spring onions and some chilli oil, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.2g10%

Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Total Carbohydrate 41g14%

Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 28.1g57%

Iron 1.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.