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Shrimp Congee
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Chinese shrimp congee (porridge)
Course: Breakfast, staple food
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Congee
Servings: 4
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 L water
  • 10 small-sized shrimps or more if you wanted , divined and unshelled, I keep the tail
  • 1/2 cup minced greens , Bok Choy, Yu Choy etc
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • 1 piece of ginger , shredded
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • Green onion , minced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
  1. In a small bowl, marinate shrimp with 2-3 ginger shreds, cooking wine and ground pepper.
  2. Soak the rice for around 30 minutes and then wash and drain. In a small bowl, marinade the rice with pinch of salt and cooking oil for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large pot, bring enough water to boil and then add rice. Use lowest fire to simmer for around 40 minutes until the rice is broken and get a thick soup base.
  4. Add ginger and minced greens and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  5. Add shrimp in; Turn off immediately the fire until the shrimp becomes red.
  6. Garnish with green onion and serve hot with small side dishes like cucumber salad, pickles or fried shallot.
Recipe Notes

If you want the rice soup to be thicker, simmer for a longer time. For a thin soup base, slightly add more water.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Congee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 1163mg51%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1155IU23%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.