Instant Pot Congee with Minced Beef

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

Make this Healthy Instant Pot Congee Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Nutritious & soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee. Perfect for post-holidays & when you’re feeling under the weather.

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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 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.

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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 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 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 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 with Minced Beef


Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe, Pressure Cooker Congee Recipe Ingredients

  • 2/3 pound (300g) ground beef
  • 1 -2 cups (65g) spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup (170g) Jasmine rice
  • 7 cups (1750ml) cold water
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped

Ground Beef Marinade:

Tools for Instant Pot Congee with Minced Beef


Instructions for Instant Pot Congee with Minced Beef


Preparation

Ingredients

2 oz (65g) 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

3/4 cup (170g) Jasmine rice
Marinated ground beef
7 cups (1750ml) cold water

Optional: Rinse 3/4 cup (170g) 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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Make Healthy Instant Pot Congee (Jook) Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee.

Instant Pot Congee with Minced Beef

Make this mildly flavored, healthy Instant Pot Congee Recipe with Minced Beef & Spinach! Soothing 7-ingredient pressure cooker congee.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • pound (300g) ground beef
  • 1 - 2 cups (65g) spinach , roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup (173g) Jasmine rice (using standard 250ml measure cup)
  • 7 cups (1750ml) cold water
  • 1 stalk green onion , finely chopped

Ground Beef Marinade

Instructions

  • Marinate Ground Beef: In a mixing bowl, marinate lb (300g) ground beef with tsp fine sea salt, ¼ tsp sesame oil, and tsp white pepper for 20 minutes.
  • Pressure Cook Beef Congee: Add ¾ cup (173g) of Jasmine rice, marinated ground beef, and 7 cups (1750ml) cold water in the pressure cooker. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 25 minutes + Full Natural Release (~18 minutes). Open the lid carefully.
  • Thicken Beef Congee: The congee will look watery at this point. Add in 2oz (65g) of roughly chopped spinach. Heat up the pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button), stir until desired thickness & consistency. Season with salt.
  • Serve: Remove congee from heat and garnish with green onions. Serve with your favorite main dishes. Enjoy~ 🙂
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Recipe 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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Nutrition:

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2140IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: beef congee, beef congee instant pot, beef congee recipe, beef porridge, chinese congee, ground beef congee, instant pot beef congee, instant pot congee, minced beef congee, pressure cooker beef congee, pressure cooker congee
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Christine???
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Christine???

It’s my first time making congee with minced beef and it’s so good!!! The congee is pretty flavorful from the beef, and with the spinach is just so perfect 🙂

I like it thicker so I do 1 cup of rice with 7.5 cups of water instead, and let it sit aside after natural release without using the Saute function, it looks exactly like the picture!

Thanks for this simple yet satisfying recipe❤️5 stars

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Holly
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Holly

This is probably a silly question, but can you use frozen beef to make this congee? (thus, skipping the marinade process)? or is thawing the beef overnight the only way?

Thank you!

Holly
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Holly

Hi Jacky and Amy — thanks so much for this recipe. It worked really well with frozen ground beef (and pork on other occasions) with +10 mins added with the cooking time. Thanks so much for this.5 stars

Sue
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Sue

Hi.
I really enjoy trying your recipes so thank you for your efforts.
Can I freeze the jook?
Would like to freeze portions for my 90+ dad or can you recommend any other Asian freezer friendly recipes?

Lee
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Lee

My husband had dental surgery and congee is his version of “chicken soup”. I followed your chicken recipe and he loved it! Better than his Mom’s. I can hardly wait to try the beef. He has requested a version with beef liver. Would I make a plain congee and add the cooked liver at the end?5 stars

Michelle
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Michelle

I have a 3 qt and should half this recipe to avoid overflowing? If I want to add some dried scallops, do I need to soak them first or can I just throw them in? How long does it usually take to make sure dried scallops are cooked? I am new to cooking in addition to being new to IP…

BTW, I am obsessed with your blog and thank you for sharing all the traditional HK/Chinese IP recipes!

Richard
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Richard

Hi Amy and Jacky – thank you for your recipes! I love congee! It’s one of my favorite foods. My wife is from HK and makes it for my family all the time. I want to attempt it myself and your recipe seems so simple and delicious. I have a question though. Can I double the recipe? If so, do I need to adjust the ingredients or the rice/water ratio? THANK YOU!

Teresa
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Teresa

Hello can I use short grain rice to make congee?

LeAnn
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LeAnn

Can I use beef broth instead of water or would that be too strong in flavor? Thank you!

Nick
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Nick

Thanks for this recipe.
It works wonderfully although we like it thicker therefore I used 6 cups of water instead.
We make this congee for our baby son to eat. Only rice, water and lean ground beef.5 stars

Emily
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Emily

Can i do this on the stove? I don’t have an instant pot or a slow cooker. The recipe looks so yummy though so I wanna try. What changes would you suggest I make?

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