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Black Rice Congee with chilli oil on the side

Black Rice Congee (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker or Stovetop)

Black Rice Congee is a delicious savoury porridge that you can customise in a million different ways.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Stovetop cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Instant Pot/Multicooker or Pressure Cooker or Stockpot
  • Grater
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Chopping board and knife

Ingredients

  • 200 g (1 cup) Black rice either Thai black rice or Chinese Forbidden rice
  • 200 g (½ lb.) shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 teaspoons grated ginger 6cm/2″ piece
  • 1 teaspoon cooking salt
  • 1 L (quart) chicken stock use water for vegan option
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tamari sauce

Optional for vegan version

  • 1 extra tablespoon tamari sauce

Stovetop option

  • 1 ½ L (quart) water in addition to the stock/water listed above, so a total of 2 ½ L (quarts) liquid

Instructions

Instant Pot/Multicooker/Pressure Cooker option

  • Add all ingredients except shiitake to the pressure cooker bowl and stir. Place shiitake mushrooms on top.
  • Close the lid, seal the pressure valve and set the pressure cooker to cook on high for 45 minutes. Use the same amount of time whether using a Multicooker/Instant Pot or stovetop pressure cooker.
  • After the time has finished, release the pressure and stir. If you prefer to have some of the shiitake mushrooms sliced on top of the congee, set some aside for this. Add additional water if a thinner soup is preferred.
  • Adjust the salt if desired and serve with your chosen toppings.
  • Store in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month. Reheat on the stove with a little extra hot water added or in the microwave.

Stovetop option

  • Add all ingredients to a stockpot, place the lid on top and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the lid and reduce heat to medium. Stir every 10 minutes or so for 60-70 minutes and add extra water if necessary. The rice should be very soft.
  • Adjust the salt if desired and serve with your chosen toppings.
  • Store in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month. Reheat on the stove with a little extra hot water added or in the microwave.

Notes

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