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"Build me up" congee






Whether you're in the throes of post-partum or you're just feeling a little lacklustre, this delicious congee will leave you feeling warm, nourished and satiated.


This was the first meal I ate after I gave birth to my daughter and it's my favourite dish to make for my friends who need a little boost. It's full of warming herbs and spices, good fats and tastes like a big warm hug.


What you'll need:

  • 1 cup of rice

  • 6 cups of water

  • 2 tbs Butter

  • 1/2 cup Milk of choice

  • 2-3 tbs Honey/Maple Syrup

  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Ginger

  • Pepper to taste

  • 2 tbs Chinese medicine herbs if you have some

  • 1 Apple/Pear


Method:

Place the rice and water in a pot and bring to boil and then simmer

Add all the herbs and spices

When the largest amount of water dissolves, add a generous amount of butter.


When all the water has dissolved, turn off heat & add milk of choice

Add maple syrup/honey just before serving


Slice your fruit and place in a pot, cover with water and bring to boil then simmer for 10 minutes or until fruit is soft.


Serve congee with poached fruit on top and a dollop of yoghurt if you like.




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