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

Examples of congee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace charges up to $84.99 a head for a mind-boggling spread (Filipino congee, red-velvet waffles, an omelette bar, birria tacos). Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Here, Little Fish’s breakfast menu is entirely new, with standouts such as fish congee and cottage cheese pancakes,the latter of which Vahle and Sonenshein both happened to grow up eating. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023 There’s congee, seitan skewers with mala spice, char siu with oyster mushroom filling, and blanched spinach in sesame sauce, to name just a few of the delicious and visually stimulating recipes included here. Alicia Kennedy, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 Come breakfast, flight attendants can provide dishes like eggs made to order, fresh smoothies, or congee with a side of dumplings. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2024 Stray pieces of bass bob around in the congee like little treasures. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2024 Advertisement The toast was the ideal opening act for a bowl of the fish congee. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2024 The congee came with Chinese sausage, duck and century eggs, chili bamboo shoots, and your choice of a dozen other ingredients such as dried shrimp, pork floss, and condensed milk. Sinna Nasseri, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2023 Joy McElveen and Sterling Victorian, of Los Angeles, stand in front of their camp and eat congee from Congee Central. Sinna Nasseri, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2023

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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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“Congee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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