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Chicken Jook with Lots of Vegetables

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"This is a creamy Chinese rice porridge also known as congee. It cooks perfectly in a slow cooker too. Serve garnished with additional scallions and soy sauce."
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2 h 40 m servings 225
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place chicken in hot oil, season with salt and ground black pepper and cook until well-browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside. Add scallions, ginger, garlic, and jalapeno pepper to the pot; cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour water and rice into pot; bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Cover the pot partially and cook for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom.
  3. Stir chicken into soup and cover partially. Continue to cook until the soup is creamy with a porridge-like consistency, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove chicken, pull meat from bones, and return meat to the pot. Stir in cabbage, snow peas, bean sprouts, soy sauce, and sesame oil; cook until vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Garnish jook with cilantro.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute a Thai chile for the jalapeno if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 10.4 22.7 10.4 26 280 Full nutrition

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This is such a comforting soup to have on a cold night. I needed more water than the recipe called for to get a soupy consistency, so I also upped the soy sauce at the end too. I agree with the ...

So good!

Excellent - like a really hearty chicken soup or stew. I used chicken stock instead of water (one liter plus two cups of water). Next time I'll use low salt or unsalted chicken stock. I didn't a...

Never had jook before so I was curious to try. I liked the soup.. the creaminess of the rice. I did find it needed a boost for my taste so I added a very small pinch on crushed red pepper.. not ...