Tonic Rice Porridge with Astragalus, Codonopsis & Longan Fruits

This cereal nourishes blood, strengthens energy, and calms spirit. Because its focus in on tonification, it’s not recommended for someone with common cold or flu.


‘Long Yan Rou’ Dragon Eye Fruit – tonifies blood

  • 2 c. brown rice or brown sweet rice
  • 10 grams (~2 sticks) Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen)
  • 10 grams (~2 sticks) Astragalus Root (Huang Qi)
  • ¼ c. Longan fruit (Long Yan Rou)


Place Codonopsis and Astragalus in a non-metallic container with 5 cups water to soak for 20 minutes. Then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid into a large bowl so that can use the liquid to cook the rice. (The herbs can be kept in the refrigerator and reused once to make a tea). Add the longan and the rice and cook over a low-medium flame for 1-2 hours.

This cereal tastes sweet because of ‘Long Yan Rou’ longan fruit. If you want it sweeter, add a little honey before serving.

Serves 6

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  1. This looks like a breakfast porridge.

    “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” — Abraham Lincoln

    Comment by Ethan Ramirez — April 11, 2017 @ 9:39 pm

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