Congee Recipe

Great for the winter! Especially if you are feeling sick or weak. It can be eaten for breakfast/lunch/dinner.


½ cup Jasmine rice
½ cup Sushi short-grain rice (glutinous)
Chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 cups Water

In a pot put 1 cup of rice (the ½ cup jasmine rice plus ½ cup short-grain sushi rice) and the 2 cups of water. Cook over a medium flame. When water boils, lower to medium, cover and let simmer, stirring frequently. Once the water is absorbed add in the chicken and/or vegetable broth. Continue this process until the rice is the consistency of porridge.

Season and add toppings to taste – things like:

  • walnuts
  • dried fruit
  • cilantro
  • chopped green onions
  • boiled egg
  • sesame oil
  • meat

Whatever makes you happy! Personally I like to add a bit of cilantro, boiled egg, and sesame oil.

The porridge by itself will last about a week in the fridge.

Teri Calandra

Teri began her studies in energy medicine as part of her own personal development journey, and continues to to learn and integrate that knowledge into her practice. Teri is the founding practitioner of Calandra Center for Health & Wellness in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is licensed by the State of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).