Ive had congee a few times before... but Ive never actually made it myself. This recipe is very easy to follow, and it delivers a fabulous congee. The drizzle of sesame oil adds a very nice touch, and I added a tad bit of oyster sauce, but felt soy was not necessary. I had this for lunch and dinner two days straight while DH was away in India LOL and cant wait to make it again so he can enjoy it as well... Sorry it took me so long to review!