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Sweet & Savory Fruited Green Bean Congee With Roasted Peanuts

Fruited Green Bean Congee Topped with Roasted Peanuts

A savory congee to be enjoyed as a warm breakfast or afternoon pick-you-up!

Photo by Nick Nguyen

What You’ll Need:

Congee Base

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 1/4 cup mung beans

Fancy It Up With Sweet and Savory:

  • handful of green beans
  • 1/4 cup roasted organic peanuts
  • whichever you have on hand that you’ve saved for winter or is locally available*: jarred/canned sliced pears or mangos
  • 1/2 tsp coriander

Putting it all Together:

  1. Boil the water in a ceramic or glass pan
  2. Add beans and rice
  3. Chop the green beans
  4. Slice fruit
  5. Add the sweet and savory above leaving the peanuts until last
  6. Boil approx 45 minutes on med-low stirring occasionally
  7. While cooking, crush peanuts in a bag. Once finished, top upon serving

Note: Want it to be creamy, like porridge? Cook your congee longer by gradually adding water and occasionally stirring. Can also be made over the course of seven-ten hours in a crock pot.

*Locally available means it is or just was growing in your region.

Shout out to Nick Nguyen for taking one of the best food photos; this completely resembles the recipe in much better form than I was able to capture! You’re right Nick, food photographer is harder than it seems. This however is superb! Thanks!

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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