Being from Hawaii, this dish brings back childhood memories and is a true comfort food. It’s so easy to make with very few ingredients that almost anyone can get.

Enjoy! If you make it, please leave a comment below on how you enjoyed it or what you did to customize it. You can eat just about anything with Congee.

Insta-Pot Congee (Savory Rice Porridge)

  • 6/1 Ratio (Chicken Stock/Rice) In addition, you can add a bit of chicken bullion to a punch up the flavor if you prefer.
  • Fresh Ginger, Chopped Fine (1 inch x 1 inch section, add more if you like more ginger)
  • 1-3 Fresh Cloves Garlic, Chopped Fine (add more if you like more garlic)
  • Load into Insta-Pot for 30 minutes on high pressure.
  • When done, quick release pressure and season with salt, pepper and or shoyu (soy sauce) to taste
  • Make extra for leftovers, and use more stock to thin the Congee as needed

Ginger Chicken

  • 3 1⁄2 pounds chicken (use your preferred cut, we use boneless thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1⁄2 cup your favorite cooking oil (peanut is preferred)
  • 1 cup ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green onions, finely minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water


  • In a stock pot, place your chicken in, fill with enough water to cover the chicken
  • Cover the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for about 25 minutes or until fully cooked
  • Turn heat off and let chicken cool in the liquid until warm
  • Rinse chicken under cold water and pat dry
  • Rub chicken with sesame oil
  • Cut the chicken into pieces and place on a platter
  • If you like your ginger chicken really cold, refrigerate until fully cold. We usually serve at room temp or slightly colder with the hot Congee
  • Heat your oil in a small pan. Once it is hot, add the ginger and green onions.
  • Cook for about 30 seconds
  • Add salt to taste
  • Pour the hot ginger/green onion sauce over the chicken
  • In a bowl, scoop the desired amount of Congee, place ginger chicken on top, garnish with fresh green onion and slather up with some Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water

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