con·​gee | \ˈkän-jē \

Definition of congee 

: porridge made from rice

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Pickled cucumbers and wheat gluten are bright, sweet toppings for hearty, comforting congee. Grace Wong,, "How to shop Asian grocery stores and stock your pantry," 1 Mar. 2018 Two brothers are washing dishes in America, and one is biding time in Hong Kong, kept there by the familiarity of a common language and congee vendors. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Fluid Mechanics" by Mabel Yu," 2 June 2018 And something for the rest of us to think about over a bowl of Syhabout's glorious rice congee. Amy Scattergood,, "Cookbook of the Week: 'Hawker Fare' by James Syhabout," 18 Apr. 2018 Ming Dynasty’s seafood offerings tend to shine the brightest, though congee and bao were pleasing as well. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 The menu pulls influences from Japan, Korean, and China to make Hawaiian originals, such as a particuarly over-the-top breakfast congee stocked with chunks of bacon, Portuguese sausage and ham, as well as a poached egg and cinnamon-bacon croutons., "Bloomberg," 2 May 2018 Bamboo is a casual, all-day Pan-Asian restaurant offering Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese specialties such as congee, noodle dishes, bento boxes and BBQ. Pam Kragen,, "Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck," 29 Apr. 2018 Lucky for you, Amy also got the recipe for that congee., "On the highs of Tokyo, 4/20 and rosé season," 21 Apr. 2018 When congee has been cooking for 30 minutes and starts to thicken, add shredded scallops. Jennifer Day,, "No matter how you dress it, congee is comfort food," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of congee

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for congee

Tamil kañci water from cooked rice

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