Give new life to leftover take-out rice with this simple, soothing bowl of savory porridge loaded with tasty toppings
Create a savory rice porridge out of bland leftover white rice. Congee, a popular comfort food from East Asia, is a soft and silky rice soup that can be eaten alone or with toppings. To make congee at home, bring leftover white rice and chicken broth to a boil and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Once the rice has smoothed out and the congee is the texture you’d like, stir in an egg with a fork before taking it off the heat. Top your bowl with green onions, cilantro, chili oil, and any leftover protein like pork or shrimp.