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New Mother's Rice Porridge

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main meal for first 3 days after birth
Cuisine: Ayurvedic Postpartum
Author: Ameya Duprey

Ingredients

  • 16 C water
  • 1 C basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 C raw brown sugar or molasses
  • 1/2 C ghee or sesame oil
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp clove powder
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)

Instructions

  • Rinse rice several times until the water runs clear.
  • Bring water to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Cook with the lid off, stirring occasionally for several hours.
  • When the rice begins to thicken, add sugar, spices and ghee.
  • When the consistency is gelatinous, take off heat and serve hot.

Notes

*Gluten-Free *Vegan
* It is very important to cook this dish long enough that the rice actually breaks down and loses its form.
* Works great in a slow cooker! Add all ingredients and cook for 8 hours.