Ingredients For The Basic Congee

  • 1 1/2 cups rice, washed
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, skinned and crushed
  • 1 inch ginger piece, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Ingredients For The Chicken Topping

  • 300g chicken thigh fillets, diced into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

Preparation & Presentation

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the basic congee in a large and deep saucepan.
  2. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring very frequently. The more you stir, the creamier the congee will become as the rice grains break down down slowly.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a pan.
  4. Add the chicken and saute on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar and sesame seeds.
  6. Stir-fry on high heat for 6-8 minutes till chicken pieces are thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat. Ladle some congee into a bowl.
  7. Top with chicken pieces and sprinkle chives and spring onions. Ready to serve.