Cantonese Congee with Fish

(Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by Amiee)

Today’s cantonese congee with fish belongs to Cantonese cuisine, it is a Cantonese recipe. Cantonese are considered to be relatively knowledgeable about what and how to eat. After I came to Guangdong province, cantonese congee was one of my favorite foods, I didn’t know that congee could be salty, added meat, or fish, and it was so delicious before.

Whether from the news or other sources, we can learn that long-lived people eat relatively simple diets, and porridge is their regular food. The digestive system is the building block of our body, and easy-to-digest food is good for our health. So let’s eat a little porridge often too. It is the best choice for the frail or sick, as well as the elderly and children. Let’s add some porridge recipes to our daily menus too.

The rice that is usually used to make congee is japonica rice which made the congee thicker from northern areas of China, not long-shaped rice growed in south regions of China rice. Chinese people say that eating in Cantonese, Cantonese people can make the food nutritious and delicious to the greatest extent. When I came to Guangdong, I couldn’t help but be attracted by Cantonese-style congee. After eating a bowl of porridge, my whole body was warm.

Cooking Tips:

  • Choose some fish with fewer bones, such as carp and bass.
  • Don’t cook for too long, at most one minute, or two minutes. After cooking for a long time, the fish will be tender and not tasty.
  • Using a pressure cooker to cook porridge saves time.

Cantonese Congee with Fish

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2


  • A Electric pressure cooker
  • Pot for boiling


  • Weever sliced without bone about 135 gram
  • 40 gram rice
  • 700 ml water
  • For marinating fish
  • 1 teaspoon cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 10 gram ginger, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon starch
  • Pinch of salt
  • For boling congee
  • 10 gram green scallion, chopped
  • 6 gram ginger, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add 700ml water, 40 gram rice to a electric pressure cooker, press the button for congee, about 30 minutes later, congee is served.
  • Marinate the weever fish sliced with cooking wine, salt, starch, oil and ginger shredded for 15 minutes, then pick out the ginger shredded.
  • Transfer the congee to a boilng pot, add sliced weever fish, 6 gram ginger shredded, 1/2 teaspoon salt, boiling for 1-2 minutes, until the fish cooked through, turn off the heat, top with scallions.
  • Serve warm.


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