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Slow Cooker Vietnamese Vegetarian Congee

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“Congee is a rice soup or porridge. It has more the consistency of soup than porridge. I learned this recipe while living in Vietnam. Putting it in the slow cooker at night, I have a lovely breakfast in the morning, though it could be a wonderful, easy soup dinner with a salad. The vegetarian ham could be substituted with firm tofu or vegetarian chicken. If you have a larger slow cooker, this recipe can easily be doubled. I sometimes make enough to have for breakfast for 4 or 5 days.”
8hrs 10mins
3 bowls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the rice, salt, and water in a slow cooker.
  2. Add ginger and mushrooms.
  3. Turn slow cooker on to low and cook for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Add veggie ham or tofu just before serving.
  5. Season with salt, light soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper.
  6. Ladle the congee into individual serving bowls, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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