Shi-fan, or “water rice”, is a thin porridge made primarily from rice and water, typically eaten for breakfast
What are the health benefits?
-Easy to digest and to absorb its nutrients
-Strengthens both Qi and Blood, often used as preventative medicine
-Tones and harmonizes the digestive system, also known as the Middle Burner
-Helps to promote urination
-Can add other ingredients to change/enhance medicinal properties
Medicinal properties of foods that can be added to congee:
|Dry Ginger Congee||Deficient and cold digestive issues such as diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion|
|Scallion Bulb Congee||Treats Cold Diarrhea in the elderly|
|Carrot Congee||Treats abdominal digestion with gas, helps to relieve cough|
|Cinnamon Congee||Warms the interior, promotes Qi circulation|
|Red Date Congee||Nourishes Blood, soothes the nerves, aids in indigestion due to deficiency|
|Aduki Bean Congee||Removes Damp; useful for edema, gout, Kidney and Bladder issues|
|Celery Congee||Cooling, lowers blood pressure|
|Mung Bean Congee||Cooling, treats Summer Heat|
|Kidney Congee||Nourishes Kidneys, useful in deficiency conditions of impotence, chronic low back pain, weak knees|
|Black Sesame Seed Congee||Moistens intestines, treats rheumatism|
|Sweet Rice Congee||Vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion|
In a lidded pot, mix 1 cup rice with 5-6 cups water (and any additional ingredients) over the lowest flame. Simmer for 4-6 hours. You can also use a crockpot on the lowest setting (use more water). Congee can be reheated.
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