Fish Congee

February 18, 2011

I was going through my "Food" folders in my hard drive and found these photos. I cooked and photographed this last month.

Whenever Miss E had her orthondontist appointment... and she had her braces tightened, she has to have 'Baby' food... she won't be able to chew anything at all for the next 2 to 3 days... not even bread.... She didn't mind having plain rice porridge ...I refer to it as 'Moi'...  while the rest of us would have something not as plain and may be some spicy food...

I added some peas for some colour and crispy fried ginger...
Talking about GINGER!!!... the price of ginger has increased... It used to be around AUD$10-$15/kg ...and recently... the price skyrocket to AUD$40/kg... No more Chicken Rice, no more using fresh ginger for awhile... sad...sad...

4 pieces of white fish fillets- cut into 2cm cubes
3cm of ginger - julienne
spring onion - thinly sliced
2 -3 tablespoon fish sauce
350ml of long grain rice - washed
1-1.5 litre of water
1 bowl of frozen peas - thawed
  1. Saute julienne ginger in 2 tablespoon of oil until golden and crispy. Dish out and put aside
  2. Fill up medium size stockpot with water and bring to boil. Add in rice grain. Bring to boil again and lower the heat into a simmer... for 1 hour or until the rice grain becomes mushy.
  3. Add water at this stage if necessary. Add in the ginger oil, fish sauce, and season to taste.
  4. Lastly add fish, peas and spring onion.
  5. Garnish with some of the crispy ginger. 
  6. Serve immediately.

Note : remember to add fish the last 5 minutes or so... if you are using rice cooker.


  1. Oh man! I can not wait to try this! Great photo!

  2. Yummy! Fish congee is always welcome in my books and yours look so creamy and delicious. Love the fried ginger slivers.

  3. I love moi/congee/chok. My ex office mate used to cook this in the office for us. We would contribute a bit of something and make a big pot of porridge for lunch. She would put some ginger, tomatoes in it and lightly fry kurau, just lightly to get rid of the fishy smell. I love eating it with a dash of sesame seed oil and a sprinkle of white pepper. Yum yum...

    Have you tried Msian McD chicken rice porridge. I used to feed my kids with that when I was too malas to cook. A good back-up for days like that.

  4. I loved fish congee. I always add the julienne raw ginger, have not thought of using the fried one, should try it next time. :)

  5. Love congee...and ginger usually goes so well with fish congee ;)

  6. Jen,
    Fish congee is light and yummy... the fried ginger brings the flavour to a different dimension... :)

  7. Flower,
    Lucky you... someone cooked lunches :)
    I have tried McD porridge.. it is nice... :D

  8. I love congee!! fish one especially :)

  9. mmm.....rice porridge is my fav comfort food....its so satisfying. I like it with salted egg or salted fish.....can eat a whole periuk!

  10. I love fish congee. Comfort food.

  11. Leemei,
    I grew up with plain 'moi' with a dash of salt and white pepper :)

  12. Kak Yati,
    Having rice porridge on rainy days... with loads of white pepper, salted egg... panas perut :)

  13. Mei Teng,
    Simple pleasure in life... :)

  14. My ultimate comfort food. A bowl of congee will surely brighten up my day.