Mushroom & Cabbage Brown Rice Congee
The tricky part to this recipe is the rice. You will definitely need to plan ahead to make this meal because the brown rice takes about three to four hours of slow simmering for the individual grains to break down and form a good thick porridge. Of course, you could easily substitute white rice and cut the cooking time in half. You will also need to keep a close eye on the rice as it cooks, and stir it frequently. As the rice gets closer to being done, it begins to stick to the bottom of the pan and can easily burn, leaving the entire pot of congee tasting slightly charred.