Donkey Hide Gelatin and Glutinous Rice Congee

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Donkey Hide Gelatin and Glutinous Rice Congee
(4-6 servings)

30 g e jiao, crushed
50g glutinous rice
50g millet
50g purple rice
50g brown sugar

1. Put the glutinous rice, millet and purple rice in 6-8 cups of water (depending on preferred consistency). Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
2. Add the brown sugar and the gelatin. Bring back to a boil, mix thoroughly, and serve.

Analysis:
E Jiao is sweet and neutral, it tonifies and nourishes blood, stops bleeding, and nourishes yin. Glutinous rice is sweet, neutral and slightly binding, it supplements qi, and warms and strengthens MJ. Purple rice is sweet and neutral, it supplements qi and harmonizes the MJ. Millet is sweet, slightly salty and cool, harmonizes MJ, drains damp heat, moistens dryness, and supplements KD. Brown sugar is sweet and warm, supplements MJ, expels cold, and invigorates blood.
Overall, the congee is sweet, acrid, neutral and warm. It goes to the SP and ST, nourishes blood, harmonizes the Stomach, enhances the immune system, and strengthens the body’s resistance to disease.