Congee – This cozy comfort food is perfect for chilly weather, cleaning out the fridge, or fighting a cold.
When our diet changed a few years ago, I was surprised by how often we could adapt our old favorites to be gluten and dairy free without too much trouble. We’ve even made pretty good progress over the last few years with our holiday favorites, from pie crust to sweet potato casserole.
Then we got a round of colds.
Chicken noodle soup was no longer an option. All the noodles I tried just fell apart over time, and veggie noodles (while delicious) weren’t quite the same as the soft-cooked noodles I had grown up with in soup. So, I took to researching chicken and rice soup recipes and that’s when I came upon congee. It’s a simple Asian soup recipe that relies on good-quality broth and rice to make an almost porridge-like texture. It’s warm, soothing, and comforting–perfect for stuffy noses and sore throats, or any time you’re looking for some cozy comfort.
Even better are all the glorious things you can top it with.