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Kitchen Notebook

September 17, 2020

Immune Fortifying Mushroom Congee

90+ Minutes

Recipe by Gabe Kennedy, founder of Plant People, in celebration of their new herbal and mushroom product launch!


Mushroom Broth (1 quart)
Long Grain Rice (3/4 cup)
Advanced Immune Power (4 capsules)
Ginger (2" minced, divided in half)
Garlic (5 cloves minced, divided in half)
Sesame Oil (1 tbsp)
Astralagus (4" piece)
EVOO (3 tbsp)
Shiitake Mushroom (1/2lb)
Maitake Mushroom (1/4lb)
Radish (1/8 cup, sliced)
Honey, maple syrup or sugar
Scallion (3, sliced)

Mushroom Congee

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil with ginger and garlic until aromatic.
  2. Add rice and toast it. Add 4 cups mushroom broth + 2 cups water + 1tbsp soy sauce + opened capsules of Advanced Immune Power.
  3. Simmer until rice is broken down to a porridge-like consistency, about 1 hour. Tip: wash and freeze your rice overnight to cut cooking time in half.
  4. Season with salt and a drizzle of honey.

Pickled Radish

  1. Slice radish and toss in lemon juice or rice wine vinegar. 
  2. Sprinkle with salt and a drizzle of something sweet (honey, maple syrup).

Sautéed Ginger Mushrooms

  1. Over medium heat, add 2 tbsp sesame oil. 
  2. Add sliced mushrooms evenly to pan and let sit for 3 minutes.
  3. Toss when golden brown then cook for another minute.
  4. Add ginger and garlic and scallion, cooking for one minute. 
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a squeeze from half a lemon. 
  6. Add salt then remove from heat.

To finish, portion congee into the bowl, top with mushrooms, pickled radish and gomasio. Enjoy!

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November 06, 2020

Will you be making a curated package of ingredients so we can add to our box? If yes, please let me know. I will be interested!!

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