Life Changing Green Porridge Rice (Instant Pot, Vegan)


I don't use the term Life changes slight, but this rice porridge recipe fits the bill. It's a pot of effortless, green, nutrient-laden twist on one of my favorite things to eat. Congee, also commonly referred to as porridge rice. This version incorporates many chopped spinach. Very. Enough spinach that your body will notice.

Life Changing Green Rice Squid Recipe

The cooking method

I make this porridge in an Instant Pot. You can also do this in a thick bottom pan on the stovetop – Instant Pot is not necessary. Although this method requires more care. Similar to this Instant Pot Congee with Brown Rice and Turmeric, you put your rice in the pot, add water or broth, walk away and start dreaming of garnishes.

Life Changing Green Rice Squid Recipe

Let's talk about Toppings

Here you see lime, crushed calendula chips and toasted toast, toasted peppers, hemp seeds and jungle peanuts. The tofu is cut into thin slices, finely chopped with shoyu and sunk over the porridge. Sometimes I touch the whole situation with sriracha shawls, sometimes I don't.

Life Changing Green Rice Squid Recipe

Getting the porridge rice just right

I have installed a ratio of brown rice to white rice that works very well. You will see what is reflected in the recipe. It is one part white jasmine rice in two parts brown jasmine rice. You can optionally drink the rice mixture with 1/4 cup of other cooking grains or legumes, if you like – french lentils, adzuki beans, Job tears, etc. Or no, totally call!

Life Changing Green Rice Squid Recipe

I know I say this often, but I feel free to use this recipe and analogy as a leap. Next time I could add a bunch of chopped herbs and use another favorite broth instead of water.

Hope you love this rice porridge! It is nutritiously packed and green. Simple to do. Made with whole foods. Tasty at any time of the day. A magical eye. And, perfect heart, good canvas to load with your favorite covers.

Finally, for those looking for more Instant Pot recipe inspiration, I've created one Instant Pot recipe category – all my favorite hits are there. Or, if you are looking for ice cream soups & stews, here are all soup recipes. And, for reference, this is the Instant Pot I used for this recipe: Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9 in 1 Enjoy!