Congee , an Ancient Asian recipe, is a comforting rice porridge that can be adapted for any meal of the day. This ginger pear congee recipe is a delightful combination of fresh ginger and sweet pears, gently spiced with cinnamon. This dish not only makes for a soothing meal but also balances Vata dosha according to Ayurvedic principles.
Ingredients –
• 1 cup – jasmine rice
• 6 cups – water + unsweetened almond milk
• 2 medium – pears (peeled and diced)
• 2 tablespoon – fresh ginger, finely grated
• 1/2 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
• Honey – to taste (optional)
• A pinch of salt

Instructions –
• Thoroughly rinse the rice under cold water. This step removes excess starch and the congee turns out to be smooth.
• Place a pot over medium heat and pour in the water and almond milk mixture along with rice and bring it to a boil.
• Now reduce the flame to low and keep stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
• Cook the congee over low flame for about 1hour till it becomes thick and creamy.
• Now add the diced pears , grated ginger and ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes.
• If desired, you can make a sweet congee by adding honey as per taste.
• Once the congee has achieved desired consistency remove it from heat.
• Serve it warm. You can even garnish it with some sliced pears and cinnamon.

Effect on Vata Dosha –
The grounding nature of rice and almond alongwith warm properties of ginger and cinnamon balance the cold and dry qualities of Vata dosha .

Nutritional Information –
• Pears are a good source of dietary fiber. Thus it supports digestion and provides steady release of energy.
• This congee is rich in vitamin C and magnesium as it contains pears and and supports your overall wellbeing.

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