I love making Chicken Congee in my Instant Pot during the colder seasons! Its definitely a comfort food to me since I had it all the time when I was growing up! My Mom and Dad always put a fried egg on top which was my favorite part! Who doesn’t love a good runny egg?!
Before I got my Instant Pot, congee took hours to make. I mean HOURS on the stove top. I always had to stop by and check on it to make sure nothing was boiling over or if water was evaporating. Making chicken congee in the Instant Pot is so easy and takes less than an hour from start to finish. The most time consuming thing is chopping up the garnishes!
How To Make Chicken Congee in the Instant Pot
- 1 Cup Rice
- 6-7 Cups of Water
- 1 Ginger Root
- 1 Chicken Bullion Cube
- 2 Green Onions
- Bean Sprouts
- Sesame Oil
- Chili Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Ginger Powder
- Onion Powder
- White Pepper
- Cut up raw chicken in cubes and cut up ginger in large slices.
- Turn Instant Pot on Saute, add a little sesame oil with the chicken and ginger you just cut. Add some salt. Saute everything until chicken looks cooked. Its okay if its not fully cook since we will still be cooking it with the rice.
- After the chicken looks somewhat cooked, add 6 to 7 cups of water depending if you like your congee more soupy or not. Then add 1 cup of rice. I use jasmine rice.
- Add the spices, salt, white pepper, ginger powder, and onion powder and the chicken bullion.
- Close the top of the Instant Pot and set to porridge or manual 20 minutes.
- While everything is cooking wash bean sprouts and chop up cilantro and green onions.
- When there is 10 minutes left, start frying up eggs. I like to do a pan fried runny yolk egg to top on each serving.
- Quick release the Instant Pot when it is done. Stir up everything and taste. Add more spices and or water to your liking.
- Spoon congee in to separate bowls.
- Place a fried egg on top and then garnish with bean sprouts, cilantro, and green onions. Finish the bowl with drizzles of soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili oil!
Have you ever had congee before?!