Happy Belly Basic Breakfast Congee

Updated: Mar 13, 2021

Congee (rice porridge) is Chinese medicine's secret weapon for improving digestive problems. It has been around for centuries, and is the staple comfort food in many countries. Made with one cup of grain to 8 cups of water or broth, congee is very easily digested and nourishing for the digestive tract. This recipe is very inexpensive and easy to make either in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.

This recipe is perfect for anyone suffering with chronic digestive symptoms including: gas, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, or poor appetite. If you are suffering with candida, use quinoa instead of rice in this recipe.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic jasmine rice, basmati rice, barley, or quinoa

  • 2 cups chicken bone broth

  • 6 cups water

  • ½ tsp sea salt

Toppings:

  • Ground cinnamon

  • Ground nutmeg

  • Ground ginger

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Rinse rice under cold water until water is clear. Drain and add rice to the pot. Stir in bone broth, water and sea salt.

  • Seal the pot and set on manual for 22 minutes. Once timer beeps, let the rice sit in the pot for 20 minutes before releasing the pressure valve.

  • Ladle one cup of the congee into a bowl and stir in a dash of ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Crock Pot Directions:

  • Rinse rice under cold water until water is clear.

  • Add water and bone broth to a large pot and bring to a boil.

  • Once the water is boiling, add the rice and sea salt to the pot.

  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.

  • Pour everything into a slow-cooker set on low and let cook for 6 - 8 hours (or overnight). Stir occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the sides of the slow cooker.

  • Ladle one cup of the congee into a bowl and stir in a dash of ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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