Congee is a staple in Chinese therapeutic cooking. It’s the super nutritive, easily digestible rice porridge you can modify however you see fit. One of my fave cooks @heidijswanson shows you how to make it in an instant pot SO fast & I used her method here and it turns out 👌. If you are a rice person, which I am, congee is a great sub for morning oatmeal. It also makes a great afternoon snack. You can make it in many ways for different therapeutic effect - my standard here is iron + blood & qi fortifying, cooked with fresh ginger root slices, apricots, black sesame seed, and Da Zao - dried Chinese jujube date. 〰️ 1 part rice to 6-8 parts water, ½ tsp salt and IP for 30 min with natural release. I topped mine here with Spanish peanuts, sour cherries, goji berries, and added some wakame seaweed soaked in toasted sesame oil and ume vinegar. 〰️ Congee, along with a few other simple meals, totally changed my life & digestion when I was in acupuncture school. I don’t know a more nourishing meal for new moms, people recovering from illness, or anyone who has been depleted emotionally or physically. There are endless combinations to try… ❤️.
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