How do You Make Your Congee (Rice Porridge), Jon?
This is my congee at the moment. It’s probably still a little on the sweet side for optimum health, but that makes it quite acceptable to my naughty western palate!
2 teaspoons of brown rice
2 teaspoons of black sticky rice
5 red (jujube) dates (stoneless from the chinese supermarket)
3 ordinary small dates
2cm of fresh ginger cheese-grated
3 points of a star anise.
Pinch of cardamom powder
1 apple chopped up
a little ground black pepper
8-10 cashew nuts or bits
800 ml of water.
Put the whole lot in a pan, put the lid on and leave overnight.
In the morning bring to boil and then down to lowest heat. Leave covered.
Go and do your Qi Gong practice for 1hr.
Give congee a good stir. Dish out and enjoy (may take around 10 mins to cool to eating temperature).