Chicken Rice Congee

As nutritious as it is delicious.

This Chinese porridge is traditionally prepared to soothe the sick. However, this versatile dish can be made for any meal and is a perfect place to use leftover meat, beans, or vegetables.

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  • 8 cups unsalted chicken stock, homemade or low-sodium canned
  • 1 cup rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped chicken meat
  • 12 shitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups bok choy, coarsely chopped, or napa cabbage


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place all the ingredients in a slow-cooker and cook on low for six hours. [/step-item] [/step-list-wrapper]

Serving suggestion: serve in flat bowls garnished with fresh coriander and chopped scallions. Toasted sesame seeds or sesame oil are also a nice touch.

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