vegetarian congee in a balck bowl topped with boiled egg, green onions and toasted garlic

Filipinos love to eat this delicious and comforting vegetarian congee on cold, rainy days – topped with boiled eggs, crispy toasted garlic bits, and green onions!




  1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add oil.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute or until it becomes browned and remove half and set aside.
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent, then add the soy protein and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger, water, and allow it to boil. 
  4. Add the emongrass, sticky rice, and cover with the lid, and allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes stirring continuously or until the rice has softened.
  5. Add the seasonings and cook for about 2 more minutes
  6. Finally, garnish with the browned garlic, green onion, and boiled egg. 
  7. Serve hot.


*Feel free to use low sodium vegetable broth or vegetable stock for more flavor.