Congee aka Chinese rice pudding is a staple in Chinese Food Therapy. Congee is most commonly made with rice but can be made with other grains like millet and corn as well. Congee made with bone broth is easy to digest and provides lots of nutrients for your sick puppy. When the congee is done, you can add other foods to add additional beneficial nutrients like Sardines or eggs for protein and omega-3s, Goji berries for antioxidants, mushrooms for immune support, green leafy veggies to support the liver, ect.
The basic theory of congee is a small amount of rice with 6 times as much water cooking low and slow with occasional stirring until a thick soup forms.
1 cup of rice ( I like med grain )
6 cups of Bone Broth ( water or any stock is fine)
Dr. Ying's bone broth recipe
1 teaspoon of soysauce
a few slices of fresh ginger
Optional Garnishes :
Cooked turkey or beef
hard boiled egg
cooked green leafy veggies such as kale or bok choy
seaweed Kelp/Kombu or wakeme
1. Rinse rice in a strainer under cool water
2. Combine rice, broth, salt and ginger in a large heavy bottomed pot
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat, partially cover with lid allowing most of the steam to escape and simmer for 1.5 hours stirring occasionally until a yummy brothy porridge forms.
5. If the congee becomes too thick during cooking, add more water or broth.
Add in some optional garnishes to make it even more nutritious.