Congee is a kind of rice porridge served across Asia. It is vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free for those keen to give it a go.


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked

  • 500ml vegetable stock or miso paste + boiling water

  • 1 tbsp. ginger, grated

  • ¼ cup wakame, soaked in ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup dulse flakes, soaked in ¼ cup water

  • Toppings

  • Sesame roasted nori

  • Boiled eggs

  • Alfalfa sprouts


  • 1.

    Rinse the rice under cold under, drain well (preferably overnight). Place a non-stick pot on the stove with stock, rice and ginger, bring to the boil and let simmer for 2 hours. Stir rice occasionally to prevent sticking. The rice is ready when it resumes a thick soup, extra liquid may be required during the cooking process.

  • 2.

    Fold in the wakame and dulse. Spoon rice into individual bowls and top with crumbled sesame, roasted nori, boiled eggs and alfalfa sprouts.


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