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Green Coconut Rice

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Green Coconut Rice

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 cups light coconut milk, divided
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 cups baby spinach
1 teaspoon sugar

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté ginger and 1 cup rice 30 seconds. Stir in 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup coconut milk; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 15 minutes, or until tender. Puree 1 cup coconut milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, lime juice, spinach, and sugar in a blender. Fold into rice.

Vegetable Oil: neutral, sweet, Moistens
Ginger: warm, acrid, sweet, Strengthens MJ
Rice: sweet, neutral, Supplements SP & ST, Generates Fluids
Salt: salty, cold, Clears Heat
Coconut Milk: sweet, cool, Clears Heat
Lime Juice: cool, sour, Expels Heat
Spinach: sweet, cold, Clears Heat, Nourishes Blood & Yin
Sugar: sweet, warm, Supplements MJ, Descends ST qi

This recipe, in general, clears heat, strengthens MJ and generates fluids and nourishes yin. The ingredients will treat ST and LU  Yin Vacuity Heat and Fluid vacuity.

Lamb, Sweet Potato and Leek Stew with Saffron Rice

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Lamb, Sweet Potato and Leek Stew with Saffron Rice
1 cup basmati rice. Neutral grain, easy for the stomach to digest,
Basmati is qi moving.
2 cups water (or veggie or chicken broth for more flavor)
½ pound lamb meat, cubed. Sweet, warm, stomach spleen, kidney. Boosts kidney yang,
warms middle jiao, nourishes blood.
1 medium sweet potato, cubed. Sweet neutral flavor that is easy on the spleen in
moderate amounts.
1 cup chopped leek (or scallion or onion if leek is not available) (Warm, moving root
1 tsp. chopped garlic Warm, moves qi
1 tsp dried ginger Pungent and hot, LU, SP, ST Warms middle jiao, warms the interior,
unblocks channels.
1 tsp. olive oil, good medium for cooking
Small pinch saffron Moves blood
1 tsp. oregano. Acrid, moves qi
Pinch of salt to taste. Salt is cooling so a minimal amount should be used.
Pinch of black pepper: Pungent, warm. St, LI. Warms the middle jiao, descends stomach qi, expels damp and cold.
Cook basmati rice with 1 cup rice, and 2 cups water, salt and saffron.
While rice is cooking, steam potatoes until tender.
After rice and potatoes are done, heat olive oil, garlic and leek for approximately 5 minutes until slightly tender. Add cubed lamb to leeks and cook for 10 minutes until browned. Add sweet potato, parsley, and oregano, salt and pepper. Mix together and serve with saffron rice. For two servings.
This recipe has an overall warming and tonifying affect which will help to tonify the kidney yang and dispel any excess cold from the uterus.
Contraindicated for damp heat signs.