con·​gee ˈkän-jē How to pronounce congee (audio)
: porridge made from rice

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lean pork floss and century egg congee is one of the classics served in the south of China. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 13 Oct. 2022 There are few things more soothing than a hot bowl of congee. Jenny Liao, Bon Appétit, 8 June 2022 Breakfast meant congee, baozi (steamed buns), eggs and pickles. Serenitie Wang, CNN, 17 June 2022 And at one restaurant in Los Angeles, there’s congee pot pie. Jenny Liao, Bon Appétit, 8 June 2022 But like any home cooking, there are no real rules with congee. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 The incredible congee pot pie, its chicken porridge hinting of ginger and its pastry cap reminiscent of crackling youtiao snipped into pieces and stirred into the soup. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Watch this movie with your favorite comfort foods (congee, for me), because there will be tears. Esra Erol, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 The ultimate Filipino comfort food, lugaw is a savory rice porridge that likely made its way to the Philippines via Chinese congee. Dorothy Hernandez, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


Tamil kañci water from cooked rice

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of congee was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Congee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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