Looking for an energy boost? Try a Congee
A Congee is a nutritious thick rice soup eaten throughout China that is easy to make and only needs a few ingredients. The amazing benefits of eating this rice soup are increased energy, better digestion, reduced bloating and helps with the absorption of nutrients.
How to make a simple delicious Congee:
Take 1 cup of rice per 5 cups of water. It is better to have too much water rather than too little, so you can add 6 or 7 cups of water. Rinse the rice or grain. On a side note – although rice is the most common grain used other grains can also be used like millet, quinoa or add all the grains together. Also you may use any type of rice including white, brown, red or wild or a mix of all of them. You can also use a stock cube to flavour.
Then add any vegetables that you like. Good choices include onions, garlic carrots, squash, peas, cabbage, celery and beans. However only one or two vegetables are necessary.
Now cook the rice and veg for a minimum of 30 minutes or until the rice has become soft. Chinese culture indicates the longer you cook a Congee the more powerful it becomes, so it can be cooked for up to six hours on a low heat. Just make sure that all the water has not evaporated.
Once it has cooked season with salt and pepper and serve. Do not drain the water as this is the important part of the Congee.
Other variations include adding meat or fish to the pot. A piece of cod or other fish can be easily added for flavour and nutrition. This meal is so easy to prepare and yet has some great benefits.
I always make a Congee when I need a quick pick me up or feel below par, as it instantly increases my energy and focus.
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