Korean Style Pumpkin Congee

Korean Style Pumpkin Congee

Korean Style Pumpkin Congee
Korean Style Pumpkin Congee

"The fresh and warm congee is just so suitable for a windy day in fall. Furthermore, if you allow the congee to sit in your fridge over night, it will be thickened a bit more and turns into a fantastic dessert to clear up your mouth after a super flavored meal like Korean barbecue."

NotesStarting from step 4, do not stop stirring! This will allow honey melt well and flour mixture spread out very evenly.
Chopped walnuts or pine nuts could be another nice topping alternative.

Serves6 People


  • 1 1/2 pounds pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • a few goji berries, optional
  1. Place pumpkin in a saucepan. Add just enough water to cover the pumpkins and bring to a boil. Then simmer for 20 minutes or until the pumpkins are tender.

  2. In the meanwhile, mix sweet rice flour and water in a small bowl. Stir until smooth (avoid flour bumps) and set aside.

  3. When the pumpkins are done, transfer to a food processor or a regular blender with only half of the broth to purée well.

  4. Return to medium-low heat. Add honey and keep stirring until honey is well dissolved.

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture in the saucepan. Keep stirring until even.

  6. Next, add milk and stir a few times again. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.

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