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It’s snowing in our hometown…and it’s quite rare!! Our whole town woke up to a blanket of ice and snow as if Princess Elsa escaped her castle and raged into our town overnight.

Looking out the window, watching the snowflakes fall ever so lightly, with a warm cup of hot chocolate in my palms, and read a good book by the flaming fireplace. I wish! 😛

How about yours? 

Jacky hasn’t been feeling well. His tummy has turned upside down and inside out.

We’ve been blessed with good health and haven’t been sick for a long time.

So, it was quite heartbreaking seeing him fully drained.

It warms our hearts with your overwhelming well wishes and blessings. He’s feeling much better now. 🙂

I’ve been making plain congee, then chicken congee for him. Slowly introducing solid food back into his diet like a baby.

But, yes! We miss our beloved “umami” flavors. 

We’re deprived of flavors, yet all we can eat is comfy food that won’t upset his tummy.

So, this mildly flavored, healthy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef & Spinach works great.

Spinach is a super food. Just ask Popeye!

Make Healthy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee.

As I was making this congee, he went on to tell me the story how his mom got awfully sick one time many years ago.

Without hesitation, he braved the weather and brought home the ingredients to comfort her with this healing Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef & Spinach.

How can I say no to this man? 🙂

Stay warm & take great care if you’re experiencing cold weather!

Time to make some Instant Pot Congee!

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef Because:

  • Easy to make (no tending the pot, special tricks, or constant stirring to prevent burning!)
  • Healthy & Nutritious – very soothing, nourishing, and comforting to eat
  • Made with 7 simple ingredients from your pantry
  • One step up from plain congee – mildly flavored, so it’s easy to eat and easy on the stomach

Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef are Great for:

  • Cold weather – can satisfy your warm comfy food cravings
  • Times when you’re not feeling well – it’s especially comforting to eat the day after big feasts
  • Pairing with meat or vegetable dishes with big flavors (or greasy-but-oh-so-good Chinese food) – this congee is a popular side dish in Hong Kong Restaurants served for Siu Yeh 宵夜 (late night meal).

Ingredients for Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef


Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe, Pressure Cooker Congee Recipe Ingredients
  • 2/3 pound (300g) ground beef
  • 65 grams spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 rice measuring cup (156g) Jasmine rice
  • 7 cups (1750ml) cold water
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped

Ground Beef Marinade:

Tools for Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef


Instructions for Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef


Preparation

Ingredients

65 g spinach
1 stalk green onion

First, wash & roughly chop the spinach, then, finely chop the green onion.

chopped green onion and spinach


Step 1
Marinate the Ground Beef

Ingredients & Tools

Mixing bowl
2/3 lb (300g) ground beef
1/3 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/3 tsp ground white pepper

In a mixing bowl, marinate 2/3 lb (300g) ground beef with 1/3 tsp fine sea salt, 1/4 tsp sesame oil, and 1/3 tsp ground white pepper for 20 minutes.

marinate the ground beef for pressure cooker congee


Step 2
Pressure Cook the Beef Congee

Ingredients & Tools

1 rice measuring cup (156g) Jasmine rice
Marinated ground beef
7 cups (1750ml) cold water

Optional: Rinse 1 rice measuring cup (156g) of Jasmine rice with cold water until the water is clear.

Add Jasmine rice, marinated ground beef, and 7 cups (1750ml) of cold water in the pressure cooker.

Close the lid and cook:

  • Cooking Method: High Pressure for 25 minutes
  • Pressure Release Method: Full Natural Release (~18 minutes)

cooking with an instant pot - setting high pressure

Open the lid carefully.


Step 3
Thicken the Congee

Ingredients

Roughly chopped spinach
Salt

The congee will look watery at this point.

Add in the roughly chopped spinach.

Heat up the pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button), stir until desired thickness & consistency.

Season with salt.

thicken the instant pot congee by stirring until desired consistency


Step 4
Serve

Ingredient

Chopped green onions

Make Healthy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee.

Remove congee from heat and garnish with green onions.

Serve with your favorite main dishes.


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Instant Pot Congee (Jook) with Minced Beef
Make this mildly flavored, healthy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee.
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Meat, One Pot Meals, Rice, Side Dish, Super Easy
Cuisine: Chinese  
  Prep:  |  Cook:  |  Total:
  Serving: 2 - 4
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ pound (300g) ground beef
  • 65 grams spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 rice measuring cup (156g) Jasmine rice
  • 7 cups (1750ml) cold water
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped
Ground Beef Marinade
Instructions
  1. Marinate the Ground Beef: In a mixing bowl, marinate ⅔ lb (300g) ground beef with ⅓ tsp fine sea salt, ¼ tsp sesame oil, and ⅓ tsp white pepper for 20 minutes.
  2. Pressure Cook the Beef Congee: Add 1 rice measuring cup (156g) of Jasmine rice, marinated ground beef, and 7 cups (1750ml) cold water into the pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 25 minutes + Full Natural Release (~18 minutes). Open the lid carefully.
  3. Thicken the Congee: The congee will look watery at this point. Add in 65 grams of roughly chopped spinach. Heat up the pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button), stir until desired thickness & consistency. Season with salt.
  4. Serve: Remove congee from heat and garnish with green onions. Serve with your favorite main dishes.
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Notes
This is a mildly-flavored, comforting congee intended for the unwell, cold weather, or a side dish served with big flavor meat/veggie dishes.


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