Basic Congee

Preparation info
  • 6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

This is my basic congee recipe, and it can be eaten as is. Cantonese people often add sugar or rock candy to sweeten it, while people from Shanghai often prefer to add hot pickled cabbage to their congee.

On the following pages, I have included 5 of my favorite variations on the basic congee recipe. All are very different—all are delicious!