KITCHEN HACKS: Congee in ziplock bag

When I’m sick, I always crave for nutritious food like congee or soup. Unfortunately, living on my own means having nobody to prepare those meals for me. I’ve tried ordering meals and having them delivered to me; it did nothing to speed up my recovery or make me feel any better.

Vegetable Congee In Ziplock Bag

So I thought of making ‘instant homemade congee’ where all I have to do I can pop a packet into the rice cooker and enjoy a bowl of hot congee in a while. The idea is same with our ‘Instant smoothie’. Instead of freezing fruits in ziplock bag, we freeze rice grains and vegetables instead.Vegetable Congee In Ziplock Bag

The idea
Keep washed rice and nutritious vegetables in ziplock bag and freeze it. When you’re sick or feeling lazy to cook, pour the packet into the rice cooker and water into rice cooker to cook.

Since it’s made for sick days, it should be healthy and easy to digest. That’s why we picked colourful vegetables like tomato, carrot and potatoes. You could add anything you like such as minced chicken or scallops.

Vegetable Congee In Ziplock Bag

> Ziplock bag
> Marker pen
> Rice………………………………………1 cup
> Carrot……………………………………1
> Potato……………………………………1
> Tomato………………………………….1


congee in ziplock bag

1. Wash rice and drain.
2. Cut vegetables into cubes.
3. Label it and write down the instructions e.g how many cups of water needed
4. Put everything into ziplock bag.
5. Freeze.

congee in ziplock bag

To make congee, pour frozen ingredients and 5 cups of water into rice cooker and cook. Season the porridge with sesame oil, pepper and soy sauce.

What do you eat when you’re sick?

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16 Responses to “KITCHEN HACKS: Congee in ziplock bag”

  1. Chris
    October 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    great idea! thanks

  2. Sara
    October 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    You’re welcome!

  3. nph
    October 15, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    good way to prepare baby food too! thanks for sharing

  4. Niv
    October 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Great!! How long does it take for the congee to get ready? Do you have more recipes of this sort?

  5. Sara
    October 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    We didn’t time for this particular recipe. It also vary from one rice cooker to another. A rough estimate would be 1/2 hour. What kind of recipes are you looking for? Browse through our FOOD section for more!

  6. Cheryl
    December 5, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Could this also be cooked in a crock pot or slow cooker? Thanks love your ideas!

  7. norm
    December 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    came across yor article in Star 10/ yor idea about from freezer to i have to buy a freezer cos of you.

  8. Sara
    December 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Thanks! Freezer is important!

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    February 11, 2015 at 1:29 am #

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