Instant Pot Congee

I grew up eating this warm, comforting rice porridge (Instant Pot Congee) made with chicken, pork floss and some other fun toppings you wish to add. Every time I feel a bit under the weather, the first thing I crave is this hearty bowl of silky congee.


Instant Pot Congee

Congee is meant to be mild in flavor and very easy on your tummy. I could happily slurp it down however when you add more fun toppings, this meal could be really filling and delicious. I wouldn’t mind eating this dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it warmed my heart till this day. Another favorite is my Potato Corn Chowder

Aside from its simplicity, making congee in your Instant Pot is literally one reason enough to get one. No need for more babysitting, just put your water and rice in the Pot, walk away and start preparing your toppings.

Why Instant Pot Congee, you Ask?

1.) Set and Forget. No time monitoring required as you can just walk away and return for a beautiful pot of silky congee. While using the stovetop, it requires constant stirring (for the last 10-12 minutes) to avoid rice sticking at the bottom of the pan.

Instant Pot Congee

2.) You save a quarter of your time compared to the stovetop version, even waiting for the pressure to release naturally. Plus, save time and clean up.

Other Asian recipes:
Kung Pao Chicken
Pad Thai Recipe
Pork Spare Ribs
Pad See Ew

I recommend using at least the base toppings that are listed on the recipe below such the like of soy sauce, green onion (or scallions), ginger, garlic, fish sauce, oyster sauce.

I love adding the minced pork, as it gives more depth flavors while being subtle enough so that you can eat it with any toppings you like.

Instant Pot Congee

Beyond that, you can add garnishes whatever you want. I love adding my congee the “soft poached egg and drizzled with sriracha” because that’s only me :). Besides, I love the added kick of sriracha but if you’re not a fan of it – you can omit this one.

You can add some steam veggies, mushrooms, fried onions, or garlic, minced pork but really, anything goes a long way here.

Instant Pot Congee

Instant Pot Congee

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Recipe by: Calleigh |
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian

Asian dishes are hangover cures, but this Instant Pot Congee is not only a hangover cure, but it’s also the cure for everything.

Instant Pot Congee


55 minutes
544.43 kcal
    For the Congee:
  1. 1 cup of Jasmine rice
  2. 6-7 cups chicken stock
  3. 4 slices of ginger julienned
  4. 3 cloves of garlic minced
  5. 1 tbsp fish sauce
  6. 1/2 tbsp black pepper
    For Garnish:
  1. Poached eggs
  2. 1 cup minced beef or pork (recipe below)
  3. 2 scallions chopped or fresh cilantro
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  5. 1 stick Yeoh Tiao – Chinese fried dough (read note 1)
  6. 2 tbsp Pork floss (Rou-Song 肉鬆) – read note 1
  7. 1 tbsp Fried garlic or onions
    For Minced Beef/Pork (optional:
  1. 1 cup minced beef or pork
  2. 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  3. 1 tsp minced garlic
  4. 1 bay leaf
  5. black pepper to taste


10 minutes
45 minutes
Ready in
55 minutes
    For the Instant Pot Congee:
  1. Set the instant pot to saute setting and heat 1 tbsp of oil, add minced garlic and ginger. Stir fry to get that aroma. Add the rice and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Now, add the chicken stock and press the “porridge” setting and once it’s done, release the valve naturally.
    For Toppings:
  1. While waiting for the rice porridge to get cooked, prepare the toppings by sauteing your minced beef/pork, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 bay leaf, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Once the congee soup is done, you can add in your minced beef/pork, separating them in the soup so they don’t clump together.
  3. Top with scallions or cilantro, fried garlic, poached eggs, You Tiao (optional), and Pork Floss. I grew up eating pork floss on EVERYTHING, even out of the jar.
  4. Serve immediately.


1.) You can find Pork Floss and You Tiao at your local Asian stores.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Congee

Serves I bowl

Amount Per Serving
Calories 544.43 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.31 g 14.3%
Saturated Fat 2.74 g 13.7%
Trans Fat 0.09 g
Cholesterol 36.41 mg 12.1%
Sodium 1646.68 mg 68.6%
Total Carbohydrate 85.33 g 28.4%
Dietary Fiber 2.51 g 10%
Sugars 7.23 g
Protein 27.65 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Congee”

  1. oH.. how I missed this rice porridge!! I love that you added the century eggs and the pork floss..and of course, the Yeoh tiao.. Yes!! This is truly delicious with all the fun toppings – I cant wait to try this recipe!! Off to go to Asian market.

  2. I need this congee soup right now!! This is a familiar porridge recipe my grandma used to cook every time I feel sick when i was a kid. Yours look so scrumptious because of the colors and fun toppings.. I love adding the pork floss as well… tastes a lot better. Yum!!

  3. I’m just like you Calleigh, a tiny bit feeling under the weather, and I must go to the kitchen and make some congee. I still haven’t bought an Instant Pot, but your congee recipe is certainly giving me a big incentive. 😀

  4. I’ve never had Congee! But this recipe looks easy enough that I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks!

  5. I’ve never heard of a dish like this in the UK, it’s so interesting to learn about different foods.

    This looks just wonderful.

  6. Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C

    Congee is new to me, but it sounds so warm and comforting! I love the options you’ve provided for toppings.

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