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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.
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 327kcal


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