Slow Cooker Vietnamese Vegetarian Congee

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Congee is a rice soup or porridge. It has more the consistency of soup than porridge. I learned this recipe while living in Vietnam. Putting it in the slow cooker at night, I have a lovely breakfast in the morning, though it could be a wonderful, easy soup dinner with a salad. The vegetarian ham could be substituted with firm tofu or vegetarian chicken. If you have a larger slow cooker, this recipe can easily be doubled. I sometimes make enough to have for breakfast for 4 or 5 days.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the rice, salt, and water in a slow cooker.
  2. Add ginger and mushrooms.
  3. Turn slow cooker on to low and cook for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Season with salt, light soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper.
  5. Ladle the congee into individual serving bowls, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.