Sweet Potato Congee (China)

Sweet Potato Congee (China)

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup millet - rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sweet potato - peeled and diced
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 slice peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
In a deep sauce pan, combine all ingredients except for the honey and bring to a boil - stirring often.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour - stirring often. After an hour, you should have a porridge-like consistency.

Remove from heat, remove cinnamon stick and stir in the honey

Ladle into bowls and serve.

An Westernized version of a traditional healthy North Chinese breakfast porridge. You may want to garnish with additional cinnamon or some finely chopped walnuts.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank chinho for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Sweet Potato Congee (China)?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.

From Sue-7
Rating (out of 5):  

Just made this today and it turned out perfect. I added 1 tablespoon of fresh minced ginger, 1 cup of fresh diced apple (red or green), and 8 slices of fried (and drained) chopped bacon.

Comment submitted: 10/30/2016 (#20093)

From S.X.V.

So, I had no millet. Instead, I chose oatmeal. And I sadly couldn't get any ginger. It went well. But I have a question: Is the diced sweet potato supposed to stay diced or should it become part of the porridge itself? Also, how long can I store it in the fridge?

Comment submitted: 1/27/2016 (#19765)

From ksenja

Substitute rice (or any other grain) for the millet.

Comment submitted: 4/15/2010 (#10316)

From Nelia
Rating (out of 5):  

Where can I buy millet here in the Philippines?

Comment submitted: 2/18/2010 (#9849)

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