Comforting Homemade Fish Congee - A Cozy Meal











Dive into the heartwarming embrace of this Fish Congee recipe, where tender fish meets creamy rice in a symphony of flavors. Perfect for a cozy night in, its nutritious profile makes it a delightful choice for any meal.


Step 1: Prepare the Rice Base

Begin your congee by combining 1 cup of long grain rice with 10 cups of water in a large pot. Bring it to a boil and stir well. Season with a teaspoon of salt and add the sliced ginger for that warm, aromatic touch. Lower the heat to the barest simmer, cover, and let it cook, stirring occasionally. The grains will start to break down in about 20-30 minutes, creating a creamy base for your congee.
Pro Tip: Using Jasmine rice can shorten cooking time due to its softer texture.

Step 2: Add the Fish

After about 2 hours of slow cooking, with the rice fully softened and at your desired consistency, gently stir in 1 pound of cubed cod or haddock fillet into the pot. These bite-sized pieces will poach perfectly in the heat of the rice, absorbing flavors and adding a tender texture to your dish.
Pro Tip: Cut the fish into evenly sized cubes to ensure they cook uniformly.

Step 3: Final Touches

Once the fish is stirred in, replace the lid and let the congee cook for another 15 minutes to allow the fish to cook through fully. Serve the congee hot, garnished with spring onions, fried ginger, and onions for a crisp contrast in flavors. Adjust the seasoning according to your preferences with soy sauce, a final drizzle of sesame oil, and a few dashes of white pepper to add warmth and depth to the dish.
Pro Tip: Add the garnishes just before serving to maintain their texture and flavor.