congee

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

Definition of congee

: porridge made from rice

Examples of congee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shuko has also served tuna collars with congee and salad. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2021 But that doesn't deter the shop's loyal diners who come time and again for some of the city's best congee—a type of rice porridge often eaten for breakfast in Hong Kong. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2021 Gemma started with congee seasoned with ginger, scallions and sesame oil, and then her mom floated bits of vegetables, fish and chicken in the soup. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021 The company has apologized after facing social media backlash and accusations of whitewashing congee, exoticizing Asian food and ignoring the dish’s Asian roots. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 In another room there was Roman pizza; enough cheese, salami and prosciutto roses to make the grandest of charcuterie and cheese boards; assorted nigiri; build-your-own congee bowls; bang bang shrimp; banchan; and beet hummus with pita. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Communities everywhere seem to each have their congee equivalent: porridge, grits, mazamorra. New York Times, 20 May 2021 The roster includes tacos and tlayudas, sushi and ramen, dumplings and congee and beef noodle soup, the coolest hot chicken sandwich and a rooftop hot spot — so don’t miss our spring restaurant guide. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 Plain congee, after all, pairs best with sour or pungent condiments that pack a lot of punch. Megan Zhang, CNN, 13 May 2021

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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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Last Updated

16 Aug 2021

Cite this Entry

“Congee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congee. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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