Mulan Congee


Learn how to make this congee inspired by the 'Happy Porridge' in the movie Mulan.

Yield: serves 2


Things you'll need

  • 1 cup long grain rice, rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • Turkey Bacon, 1 per bowl
  • Quail eggs, 2 per bowl
  • Large pot
  • Medium Saucepan

Let's get started!

  1. In large pot, add the water, chicken stock and ginger. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the rice and boil for another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the rice then cover with a tilted lid and simmer on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until it thickens about 35 to 45 minutes.
  4. Once the rice has thickened, turn off the heat and remove the ginger.
  5. Add the rice wine, salt, liquid bouillon, sesame oil and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  7. In a medium pan, cook the turkey bacon over medium heat until lightly crisp. Place it on top of the rice porridge for the mouth.
  8. In a small pan, add a tablespoon of cooking oil and cook the quail eggs sunny side up over low heat. Place on top of the rice porridge for the eyes.




Written By Rosanna Pansino

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