When I’m feeling a little run down and need nourishing comfort food, I head to the kitchen and make my congee. Slow Cooked Brown Rice Congee With Ginger + Shallots which is featured in my cookbook Purely Delicious is the perfect warming dish to keep you healthy this winter. Serve steaming hot in generous bowls, enjoy the goodness and instantly feel the healing benefits of this magnificent yet simple soup.
What’s Great About It:
Ginger is a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulates circulation and boosts your immune system. It’s regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucous production. Brown rice is kind to the digestive system and great for people with food sensitivities. It is rich in B vitamins for energy and nurturing for body and soul. Turmeric has been linked to the management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. It is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron. Turmeric also aids digestion, relieves joint pain, and can reduce symptoms of cold and flu.