Congee has it’s roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, known for its amazing healing qualities. Don’t be scared off by the White Rice, just make sure it’s organic. In a recipe like this, the rice is broken down by the time it’s ready to eat, making it easier on your body to digest the rice and absorb all the nutrients.
Bone broth is extremely high in collagen, which is responsible for so many different functions of the body. Bone Broth is one of the only things known to help heal and soothe the lining of your gut! It is an essential in my kitchen. You can check out all the amazing benefits of The Gut Lab’s Bone Broth and where to get your own on their website: http://www.thegutlab.ca/
The Lemongrass, Ginger and Reishi in this Congee is a powerful immune builder. Reishi is a powerful adaptogen, meaning it really caters to whatever your body needs, its been labelled as the “mushroom of immortality”! Along with these ingredients and The Gut Lab’s Bone Broth, this Congee is such a powerful tool for overall health and wellbeing, plus it’s perfect for the cold winter nights or mornings!
· 1 cup White Jasmine Rice (Organic)·
· 7 cups The Gut Lab Bone Broth
· 1.5 inches Ginger (Fresh)
· 1 stalk Lemongrass (Fresh)
· 5 Morel Mushrooms
· 3 Reishi Slices
· 1.5 cups Celery (Chopped)
· 1 Head of Bok Choy
· 2 Cups Cremini Mushrooms (Chopped)
· 5-10 Large Basil Leaves
· Salt and Pepper to taste
How to make:
1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker at low heat.
2. Leave for *7 hours
3. Top with toppings of your choice (I like kimchi) and salt and pepper to taste
*I personally like a thicker Congee consistency, but if you would like it more liquid just add another cup or
Recipe by Maggie Archibald