Crockpot Congee Recipe
Soak ½ cup of the whole grain (such as rice, millet, or quinoa) in warm water for 8-12 hours (soaking grains makes them more digestible and makes their nutrients more available to the body). Strain off the soaking water in a fine mesh colander and rinse the grain well. Put the soaked grain into a crockpot and add 4 cups of water. Cook on low setting for about six to eight hours. NOTE: You may add more or less water if you prefer a thinner or thicker consistency.
Serve the congee with any nourishing seasonings of your choice. You can do a savory mix of fresh chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, toasted sesame oil, and a spoonful of fresh miso paste. You may also try a sweeter blend of dried fruits such as goji berries or raisins; chopped nuts or nut butter; butter or ghee; honey, maple syrup, or molasses; and spices such as cinnamon or cardamom. As long as your ingredients are nourishing and pure, feel free to experiment!