Congee, a comforting rice porridge, is most often associated with East Asian cuisine but the word congee actually has Indian roots. The Tamil word kanji or Kannada word ganji refers to the water in which rice is cooked. Different versions of the porridge are cooked throughout India and Asia. No congee is ever the same and the recipe is easily adaptable to what you have on hand, which is why I love it so much. You can also have fun with the toppings!