Sweet Potato Congee is delicious eaten with side dishes and condiments. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com

Sweet Potato Congee

Sweet Potato Congee is a Hokkien staple consisting of plain rice porridge and tender sweet potatoes. Usually eaten with side dishes and condiments.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Rice Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Linda Ooi


  • cups rice (rinsed and drained) (300g)
  • 10 cups water (2.4 litres)
  • 12 oz sweet potatoes (cut into bite size pieces) (340g)


  • Combine rice and water in a large pot. Turn on the stove and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes. Remove or tilt lid to prevent over boiling.
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  • Prepare a steamer. Steam sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
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  • Remove and transfer to the pot with the congee during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
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  • Turn off heat and allow sweet potato congee to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve in individual bowls with side dishes and condiments.


Congee tends to thicken when allowed to sit. If it gets too thick, dilute with warm water.


Calories: 249kcal
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