October 1, 2018
When people think of rice water, what comes to mind may be rice washing water, fried rice water, coix seeds water or even congee water. Within Chinese medicine, rice water is actually very healthy. A famous book on healthy living says that rice and congee are top body replenishing foods. Rice is mild in nature, can replenish vital energy and nourish qi, strengthen the spleen and stomach.
The rice water that we recommend is made with red rice, white rice and coix seeds. Red rice and white rice are mild in nature, coupled with small amounts of coix seeds to achieve it’s healing effects to dispel dampness and strengthen the spleen. This recipe is mild in nature, and suitable for the entire family. Having it daily can reduce the load on the spleen and stomach.
Chinese medicine believes since we are born, our bodies rely on the spleen and stomach to digest and absorb, convert and transport to allow the body to absorb necessary nutrients from our intake. Keeping the spleen and stomach healthy means to keep the digestive system healthy which is a basis of health.
Simple healthy rice water
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons red rice, half tablespoon of white rice, half tablespoon of coix seeds
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Combine all ingredients with 800-1000ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
*Rice water should be made fresh daily and should not be stored overnight as it may spoil easily.
*for pregnant ladies, they can omit coix seeds
*rice water is not suitable for those suffering from diabe