Use the back of your knife or a pester to crush ginger, garlic and green onions. This will release all the beautiful flavors.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a medium size pot. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green onions and sautée for a few minutes to develop the flavors of these aromatics.
Add your thoroughly washed rice and continue to sautée until the rice turns translucent. Continue to stir the rice during this process so it doesn’t burn.
Add water and chicken and bring the pot to a light rolling boil over medium heat.
Skim of any impurities and excess fats that will come to the top.
Once the pot has some to alight rolling boil, set your timer for 8 minutes. Continue to skim off the top as needed.
When the timer goes off at 8 minutes, you want to turn OFF the heat and put ON the lid.
Now set the timer for 30 minutes. Do not open the lid during this period!
After 30 minutes, your chicken congee will be perfectly cooked.
Now season your congee with rock sugar and fish sauce.
To serve, sprinkle with a little bit of white pepper and garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro!