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Pork and Century Egg Rice Congee

Pork and Century Egg Rice Congee

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Lea Eats

This traditional Chinese breakfast rice porridge is filling, cheap, warming, and oh so good. I like my rice well broken down and therefore use a short-grain rice and a longer cooking time. I hope you enjoy! Serve hot in small bowls, garnished with a drop of oyster sauce, chopped scallion greens, and small slices of yau ja gwai (fried chinese bread stick, or chinese crullers).

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  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 220 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Rinse the rice in several changes of cold water. Drain completely in a mesh strainer and place into a large pot. Stir the vegetable oil into the rice and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir 6 cups of water, the bouillon cube, char siu, and green onion into the rice. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Stir frequently as the rice cooks to help break the rice grains apart and keep it from burning on the bottom.
  3. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of water and the century egg. Continue cooking another 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently until the congee reaches your desired consistency. The congee is ready when the individual grains of rice are no longer discernable and have thickened the soup.
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The best congee that I've made ever. I managed to find the char siu at my favorite asian market. They have it delivered once a week and saved some for me. The owner said it goes out fast and he kindly saved a package for me. I made the recipe just as it is given and will make this often. The preserved duck eggs make it even better. This is a recipe for those who are familiar with asian ingredients and enjoy them. For those new to the duck eggs a small cup served with other favorite asian dishes would be a nice way to introduce them to this delicious congee. Thank you for this recipe.


This recipe isn't exactly traditional Congee. While Congee can have anything in it, I prefer to keep it simple, especially pork and century egg congee. I would use the same amount of rice and water, century egg, salt, and add the green onions when serving but just regular pork would be used cut into fine strips or ground. In Hong Kong They would add some grated coconut mixed into the ground pork. Use white pepper to taste and the deep fried Chinese bread is great with this.

Phyllis Anne

yummy! Feels good in the tummy on a cold night in Paris.