con·​gee | \ ˈkän-jē How to pronounce congee (audio) \

Definition of congee

: porridge made from rice

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Lucky Barbecue & Noodle House specializes in Peking duck (and, ideal for this cold spell, the cooks also serve wonton soups and congee). Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 The cafeteria served congee and snow peas, and the staff offered services and classes in not just Mandarin, but also the multiple southern Chinese dialects that are commonly spoken in Chinatown. Frank Shyong,, "Chinatown's only hospital will reopen as an outpatient clinic," 6 July 2018 Or Minahasan congee from Manado in Sulawesi, a staggeringly large number of vegetables pulverized into a rice porridge. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Love Letter to Nasi Goreng, Jakarta's Street Food Staple," 1 Oct. 2018 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

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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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