Slow Cooker Smoked Ham Congee Slow Cooker Smoked Ham Congee

Image: Jeff Coulson | Food styling by Melanie Stuparyk | Prop styling: Sabrina Linn

Congee is a savoury rice porridge that can be enjoyed any time of day. Smoked ham hock adds a unique depth of flavour to this Asian staple. Look for it near the cured meat section of your grocery store.To serve, place individual bowls of garnishes, such as sodium-reduced soy sauce, sesame oil, salted Virginai peanuts, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and sliced hot chiles, at the table and let everyone dress their own bowl to suit their tastes

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 8 hours & 15 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings



In slow cooker, stir together rice, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and 9 cups water; arrange ham over top. Cover and cook on low until ham is tender and rice is consistency of porridge, about 8 hours.

Transfer ham to cutting board; let cool slightly. Remove and discard skin, bone and fat. Using 2 forks, shred or pull apart meat into chunks; stir into slow cooker. Adjust consistency of mixture with additional water, if needed.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 727 mg
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 251.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 216 mg
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g


  • Iron 6.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Slow Cooker Smoked Ham Congee