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 The cherry on top of those idyllic days was always dessert, my favorite of which was chè ba màu, or, as my family calls it, tri-color congee. Sovi Wellons, Bon Appétit, "Chè Ba Màu Is Pure Bliss in Summer’s Sticky Heat," 12 Aug. 2020 It can be steamed or crisped in a pan, then eaten alone or added to congee, stir-fries, and soups. Helen Qu, Bon Appétit, "All You Salty-Sweet Fans, Chinese Sausage is For You," 30 July 2020 The accompanying bowl of dense congee cut the intense, punchy flavor. Liza Weisstuch, chicagotribune.com, "Getting a taste of Singapore’s famously flavorful street food," 14 Oct. 2019 Breakfast often means a rice porridge called congee with dried salted fish and garlic oil. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "How Cookhouse Restaurant chef Pieter Sypesteyn balances family and work amid coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 The 9-year-old learned how to heat up canned congee, placing it at each grandparent’s door. WSJ, "One Doctor’s Life on the Coronavirus Front Lines. ‘If We Fail, What Happens to You All?’," 4 Mar. 2020 The accompanying bowl of dense congee cut the intense, punchy flavor. Liza Weisstuch, chicagotribune.com, "Getting a taste of Singapore’s famously flavorful street food," 14 Oct. 2019 From Taishan comes a silky congee floating with ghostly grains of rice ($7.50) and a rich wonton soup with fresh noodles, an almost buttery broth and pork-shrimp-mushroom dumplings with thin skin wrapped tighter than Spanx ($7.50). oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Just as soupy and comforting is this Thai version of congee with pork meatballs and a duo of fried garlic oil and chile oil. Los Angeles Times, "8 great Thai recipes to try at home," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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15 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Congee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congee. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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