Prenatal Nourishment: Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

Avoid heartburn and provide your body the nutrition it needs with this simple dish.

Prenatal Nourishment: Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups bone broth (chicken or beef)
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon grated, peeled, fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts

Instructions:

  1. Place ingredients in a 6-quart electric slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken.
  4. When cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones, and discard.
  5. Shred chicken into pieces.
  6. Return chicken to the slow cooker.
  7. Cook for 30 more minutes and serve.

Notes: Leftover congee can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days and simply warmed as needed on the stovetop.

Prenatal Nourishment: Simple Slow Cooker Vegetarian Congee

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon grated, peeled, fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Place ingredients in a 6-quart electric slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Stir and serve.

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