To make on a stove top: Use 10 cups water instead of seven. Add all the ingredients (minus toppings) to a large pot. Place a lid on top and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 1-2 hours, or until a thick porridge forms. Stir the congee often while simmering, replacing the lid each time. Once thick, continue with shredding the meat and seasoning with salt as described above.