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Turkey Congee - this savory breakfast porridge is a great way to use leftover turkey bones from Thanksgiving

Turkey Brown Rice Congee

Turkey congee is the ultimate comfort food, typically served the morning after Thanksgiving. The base is turkey broth made with the leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving. 

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 88 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 1 roasted turkey carcass
  • 1/2 cup medium grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup glutinous white rice


  • minced scallions
  • chopped cilantro
  • fried shallots
  • toasted sesame oil
  • soy sauce or fish sauce


  1. Place turkey carcass in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 2 hours. Strain broth.

    Place both brown rice and white rice in a bowl; rinse and strain several times. Transfer to a large pot and add 8 cups of turkey broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 2 hours, until soft and porridge-like in consistency, adding more water or broth as needed.

    To serve, top with desired accompaniments.

Recipe Notes

Congee will thicken once refrigerated. To reheat, add more water or broth.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Brown Rice Congee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.