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Katydid wrote:I might try this, substituting buckwheat kasha for the barley since I don't do gluten. I've got some adzuki beans in the cupboard I've been wanting to do something with. I wonder if I just threw the beans and grains in the rice cooker on the brown rice setting I could put it in tonight and have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow?
AlwaysAgnes wrote:When I made congee in my rice cooker I had to keep the lid propped open a bit. Congee/porridge takes a lot of water, and the starch from the grains can foam up and make a mess. It's easier to control that on the stovetop by reducing the heat a bit, but rice cookers (at least mine which just has one setting: cook) don't allow for that.
This person makes it in the crockpot, but her water to grain ratio is lower (only 6 1/2 cups water to one cup grain). Her final product is probably thicker. http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/5 ... 2520.shtml If you have a big enough crockpot or rice maker, you might be able to use it for the congee/porridge with more water as suggested by the author in GJ's book. Just keep the foaming thing in mind. If the machine is smaller, maybe halving the recipe would help prevent messes. If you're going to leave it unattended, I'd probably go with a crockpot over a rice cooker. I also read that some rice makers have a congee setting.
I guess the ratios depend on how thick (soupy) you want the final product. When I made congee in my rice cooker, it was with 3/4 c rice and 8 cups water. When I made the Tunisian Fusion (vegetable congee stew thing), I only used 1/2 cup brown rice, but about 15 cups water total. I also used a huge pot.
Congee is fun comfort food. And because of the high amounts of water, the calorie density is lowered. There are probably a billion variations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congee
http://www.bodhimed.com/bodhimed-nutrit ... kfast.html
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