Three bowls of congee topped with tuna, thai meatballs and beef

3 ways to top up your Original Congee

Have you already tried our Congee? If you have, you know how great and comforting it is, and if you haven’t, well… you are just missing out!

Our hot creamy congee is perfect for those who don’t have much time to prepare a lunchtime meal but, if you actually do have some time to cook, you may want to know how you can take it to the next level and what toppings you can add to it. Here are 3 different ways of topping up your Original Congee.

Thai Meatball Congee

Our Executive Chef Andy Chu prepared this one for us in the office a few weeks ago and let me tell you, it was amazing! This option needs a bit of preparation as it requires making the Thai meatballs from scratch. However, don’t worry, it won’t take you too long, you’ll be done in about 5-7 minutes.

To make the meatballs, mix minced pork with fish sauce, rice flour, coconut, sugar and chilli flakes. Once done, roll them into meatballs and cook them in boiling water in your wok. In the meantime, pour boiled water into Mr Lee’s Original Congee pot, mix well and wait for 4 minutes. Put the congee into a bowl and top with the meatballs, one egg yolk and some chopped spring onion and et voila! 

Want to see how to make it? Watch our TikTok video

Tuna and Roasted Peanuts Congee

If you're looking in the pantry for toppings for your congee, don’t overlook tuna. This recipe is perfect if you are looking for some extra protein or a pescatarian option. Prepare your Mr Lee’s Original Congee as you would normally do. Once it’s ready pour it into a bowl and top with tuna, roasted peanuts, chopped spring onions and some chili flakes. To see how we make it watch the video.

Beef and Coriander Congee 

This topping is simple yet so delicious! Get yourself a fillet of steak, marinate it in white pepper, rice flour and soy sauce, leave it for a few minutes and pan-fry it to your liking. Before preparing your Original Congee, chop the coriander stems and add them to the pot. Add hot water, mix well and wait for 4 minutes. Once the congee is ready, add it to a bowl and top with the pieces of beef and the coriander leaves. Easy, peasy! Watch Andy make the recipe step-by-step. 

Have we tempted you into trying congee? You can buy Mr Lee’s Congee in two flavours, Original and Chicken, both available on our online shop

Mr Lees Team