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

Instant Pot Congee with Minced Beef

Recipe developed by Amy + Jacky

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



  • 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


  • 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~ :)


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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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

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