Instant Pot Congee

Instant Pot Congee

Making congee in the Instant Pot is simple and is more foolproof and faster than traditional cooking methods. Customize with your favorite add-ins and toppings for a comforting meal.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Rinse the rice under cold water.
  3. Step 3

    Add the sesame oil to the insert of the Instant Pot add the garlic, ginger, and the whites of the scallions. Press the saute button and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until the oil has heated and the aromatics have become fragrant.
  4. Step 4

    Add the rice to the instant pot and pour in the chicken broth, then add the chicken legs to the pot. Stir gently.
  5. Step 5

    Put the lid on top, set to seal and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes. Naturally release for 20 minute, then if there's any pressure remaining you can finish releasing the steam manually. Or if your Instant Pot has the porridge setting, simply press the porridge setting and allow the pot to reduce pressure naturally.
  6. Step 6

    While the congee is cooking, prepare the crispy shallots. Slice the shallots thinly and add them to the cold oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Heat on medium high heat, stirring frequently until all of the shallots are crispy. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the lid from the Instant Pot. Remove the chicken bones and chicken pieces from the pot. Discard the bones.
  8. Step 8

    If you want the congee thicker you can set the pot to the sauté setting and stir constantly until it reaches your desired thickness. Shred the chicken. Stir the shredded chicken back into the congee.
  9. Step 9

    Divide the congee among four bowls. Add the soft-boiled eggs, crispy shallots, sliced green onions, and a dash of fish sauce to each bowl. Top with any of your other favorite toppings.