Wednesday, September 26, 2012

True Warrior Immune Boosting Soup

From my workshop tonight on 5-Element Nutrition, here is a delicious Metal Element immune boosting soup that is quick and easy to make.  If you are familiar with cooking with Chinese herbs, it would also be excellent to add one or more of the following, depending on actions desired: Huang Qi, Ren Shen, Bei Sha Shen, Chen Pi, Xing Ren.

In a soup pot, place the following ingredients:

8-10 cups water (OR 2-4 cups broth with additional water)
1 cup sweet rice, rinsed
½ lemon – sliced very thin w/ peel on
2 Tbsp Vegetable or Chicken Broth Powder
1 Tbsp Shiitake Mushroom Powder (optional)
1 Tsp quality sea salt

Bring to an almost boil, then lower heat and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Next add:

1 pear, peeled & sliced thin
1 spoonful (to taste) dried hot chili peppers

Cook another 15 minutes, remove from heat.

In a frying pan, sauté the following together until slightly crispy:

1 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1” fresh ginger root, peeled & chopped
2 cups baby Bok Choy
4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
Sprinkle of soy sauce

When done, add to the rest of soup and serve.

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