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vegetarian congee in a balck bowl topped with boiled egg, green onions and toasted garlic
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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 -3 servings
Author: Lainey


  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 med size white onion diced
  • 6 pcs soy meat protein pending on your choice of soy meat, you may need to soak it in hot water for 5 minutes
  • ½ tablespoon ginger minced
  • 4 cups of water*
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemongrass minced
  • 1 cup of sticky rice washed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mushroom powder
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 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.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent, then add the soy protein and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ginger, water, and allow it to boil. 
  • 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.
  • Add the seasonings and cook for about 2 more minutes
  • Finally, garnish with the browned garlic, green onion, and boiled egg. 
  • Serve hot.


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