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Rice Congee: Easy and Delicious Healing Food

Congee can be made on top of the stove, but for ease and convenience a crock-pot works the best. Assemble the ingredients in the evening and let it cook on Low through the night. In the morning a healthy breakfast will be waiting to help you kick start your day.

Rice Congee with Millet
4 servings
1/2 cup short grain brown rice
1/4 cup millet
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
5 cups water.

1. Place ingredients in a small crock-pot and cook overnight or throughout the day on low heat.

2. You can also soak ingredients covered overnight in a heavy saucepan. In the morning bring to a low boil, reduce heat and stirring often, simmer about 2-4 hours.

Millet is used in this recipe as it is also very nourishing for the spleen. Chopped root vegetables, beans, lentils, and medicinal herbs  can be added before cooking and simmered right along with the grains. This makes for a rich and delicious breakfast, lunch or light dinner.  Serve with:

  • A variety of cooked greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens, or Swiss chard.
  • Cooked beans, tempeh or tofu.
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds and/or sesame seeds.
  • Sauteed sea vegetables or strips of nori seaweed.
  • Sautéed onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Baked sweet squash.


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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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5:34PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

I will definitely be adding this dish to my diet. However, I don't think oats are that awful especially considering they are condemned for the mere reason that some people dump milk and sugar in it. I don't; and I don't consume sugar, dairy products or bad fats. Oats alone are not the culprit.

11:15AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Sounds good. Will try.

7:44PM PST on Nov 11, 2011

heather - i agree and have diabetes ll.

3:48AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Delicious as well as nutritious.

1:55AM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

I'm sorry, it's a texture thing for me... I don't like rice porridge, and this just doesn't look good. I don't eat watered down oatmeal either. I like mine nice and thick.

8:04PM PDT on Oct 24, 2011

Different and interesting...
Will try someday!
Thank you Delia :)

11:44AM PDT on Oct 24, 2011


6:03AM PDT on Oct 24, 2011

It sounds like a very healthy, comforting meal. I will try it, thank you.

4:50AM PDT on Oct 24, 2011

Thanks, good to know.

9:46PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Interesting dish. I will give it a go, as rice is a large part of my diet anyway so new flavours and ideas are always welcome.

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