Chicken Congee - Instant Pot
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Pressure: High
Pressure Cook Time: 5 min
Release: Natural (10 min)
6 simple ingredients & 6 easy steps to make this comforting Chicken Congee Instant Pot. Frugal, healthy & easy one pot meal that is perfect for those busy days


  • ¾ cup (173 g) Jasmine rice (using standard 250 ml cup)
  • 6.5 – 7 cups cold water (using standard 250 ml cup)
  • 5 – 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced into strips
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Salt to taste


1 Rinse 173g (3/4 standard cup) of rice in the pot under cold water by gently scrubbing the rice with your fingertips in a circling motion. Pour out the milky water, and continue to rinse until water is clear. Drain well.
2 Add ginger, 5-6 chicken drumsticks and 6.5 – 7 cups of cold water (using standard 250 ml cup) into the pot. Do not add salt at this point. (The ratio is 1 cup rice to 9 – 9.75 cups of water)
3 Close the lid immediately and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes + Natural Release in an Electric Pressure Cooker.
4 Open the lid carefully. The congee will look watery at this point.
5 Heat up the pot (Instant Pot: press Sauté button), stir until desired thickness & consistency. Season with salt.
6 Use tongs and fork to separate the chicken meat from the bones (they literally fall off the bone) and remove the chicken bones and skin (if desired).
7 Remove congee from heat and garnish with green onions.
8  Serve immediately.



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