Congee with Miso Sauce Recipe

A popular dish in Asian cuisine, Congee is a comforting rice porridge flavoured with traditionl Japanese miso sauce
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Medium
Serves: 4 people


1 cup short grain rice
5 cups chicken stock
1 carrot, thinly sliced
½ cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn or 1 whole corn on the cob
2 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, grated
Green onion, thinly sliced
2 half boiled eggs (optional)


All ingredients available at Foodhall stores.


  1. Clean the rice several times and then drop it in a saucepan along with the stock. If the stock does not have salt, you might have to add some according to your taste.
  2. Turn on the heat and bring it to a boil. Then, turn down the heat to low and allow it to simmer for at least an hour, stirring in between, until the rice is almost cooked through and turns into a porridge.
  3. Drop the carrots, corn and peas into the rice. Keep it on low heat for a few more minutes to completely cook the rice and then, turn off the heat.  
  4. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, garlic, miso paste and 3 tablespoons of water. Pour half of the sauce into the porridge and give it a stir. Taste for salt and add any, if required.
  5. Sprinkle chopped green onions on top, drizzle the remaining sauce and serve warm along with soft boiled eggs.