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Chicken and Ginger Congee

Chicken and Ginger Congee (Rice Porridge)

I woke up this morning and couldn't think of anything I wanted to eat (say, what?). The other day, I had a really bad headache and grouched my way through the day. The next day, I had bad body aches and shuffled around at home. On the third day, I was tied to the couch and mostly slept. Today I'm on path to recovery(!), but the only thing I can get myself to eat is congee. Congee is also known as rice porridge, jook, zhou, xi fan, or even gruel, but I'm going to stick with calling it … [Keep Reading...]

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