When east meets west, savoury pumpkin congee rice porridge with corn is born. It's thick, it's creamy, and it screams fall comfort! What better way to start your day?
What is Congee?
A congee is a classic, savoury Chinese rice porridge served for breakfast. Although, you can eat this any time of the day really. There are so many different variations of ingredients that you can add to the basic congee from meats to seafood, to vegetables. The options are really endless.
We take on a western influence and add pumpkins and corn. I mean, that's what fall flavours in the west are all about, so why not throw it into the mix? So, that is exactly what we did.
Congee is also an ideal food to fight the common cold. It has been around for thousands of years in Chinese cuisine, and has been used in ancient Chinese history (and up to this day) to combat colds. So pumpkin congee is basically the perfect vegan alternative to classic chicken noodle soup. Plus, pumpkins are packed with vitamins that boost your immunity. So you really can't argue with that!