congee

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

Definition of congee

: porridge made from rice

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The Sheraton has signage in Mandarin and offers such in-room amenities as slippers and teakettles, and foods favored by Chinese travelers, such as congee and dumplings for breakfast. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Chinese tourists still love L.A. despite overall decline in visits to U.S.," 28 June 2019 To serve, bring the congee back to a good bubbly boil, add the soy and fish sauces, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Preparing uni and lobster," 19 June 2019 How about congee made from puffed grains and something amazing called fish pepper honey? Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "Why I’ll Be Spending My Entire D.C. Vacation Inside the Line Hotel," 7 June 2019 Nestlé anticipates growing demand for single-serve coffee, for instance, but experiences less demand for congee, a rice porridge consumed in China. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Nestlé Focuses on Factories, Procurement to Hit Cost-Cutting Goal," 24 May 2019 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, latimes.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "How to shop Asian grocery stores and stock your pantry," 1 Mar. 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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