Got some news today, Little Molly has a fever and a poor appetite. So I mentioned carrot jook and Em really like that idea. I actually found it on this Blog - great selections of soup and congees ( even for babies ) a must check out!
If I can I would have congee almost everyday, it just gives you an instant calming effect and also help restores your appetite. Great for hangovers , upset stomach, sick, or pissed off for no apparent reason... A simple yet versatile dish. The carrot jook does sound good!
Here is the recipe I make when we're not feeling well.
-rice / water - usually 3 parts of the rice amount
( remember you can add water or stock if you feel it is not your prefer texture)
bring to a boil then simmer with lid half off
add the following
-garlic - ( healing ) roasted so it's on the sweet side, squeeze paste into the congee melts right in.
-ginger - ( healing ) slice to thin sticks
-shitake mushroom - thinly slice
simmer for 20 - 30 mins
-fish sauce - few drops
-scallion and cilantro ( something about cilantro, it give it a fresh and smooth taste )
-salt and white pepper
and with that we get a good night sleep while the magic of congee is working the toxins out... always worked ! Congee is my friend