Millet and Pumpkin Congee

(Last Updated on April 2, 2024 by Amiee)

Today’s millet pumpkin congee is a traditional Chinese porridge that is very beneficial to the stomach and spleen. This congee is not only suitable for the elderly and children, but also very easy to make as long as you have a instant pot or electric pressure cooker.

Let’s interpret the traditional Chinese medicine effect of this porridge:

“Compendium of Materia Medica” says that millet “cures nausea and heat dysentery, make it into congee, benefits dantian, nourishes deficiency, and appetizes the intestines and stomach. The book also says that pumpkin indications to nourish the middle and nourish qi.

How to cook

Peel and seed the pumpkin, cut into pieces, and put it in the pot with the washed millet. Add enough water.  The boiled pumpkin is soft and mashed with a spoon.

Whether it is an electric pressure cooker or a instant pot,  press the button to cook the porridge and you can enjoy it in 40 minutes.



Millet and Pumpkin Congee

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2


  • An electric pressure cooker
  • or One instant pot


  • Pumpkin peeled and seed, about 210 gram, cut into pieces
  • 45 gram millet, washed
  • 700 ml water


  • Add 700 ml water , pumpkin, millet to an electric pressure cooker
  • Press the button for congee, 40 minutes or more later, serve warm
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