Based on traditional Asian dishes like congee and jook, savory porridge has been growing in popularity recently, and it is super easy to recreate at home. We love this Multigrain Pumpkin Porridge with Tahini for its simplicity as well as its warming effect and gut-health benefits. The mix of grains and roasted pumpkin are known in TCM to strengthen the Spleen for improved digestion, while the tahini and mixed nuts help to moisten the intestines, relieving constipation and other dryness symptoms.
For this recipe we added a few droppers of Elix’s Cycle Balance for added hormone balancing benefits to support healthy menstrual cycles all autumn long.
Multigrain Pumpkin Porridge with Tahini
Vegan | Gluten-free
Multigrain and pumpkin strengthen the Spleen for better digestion.
Tahini and mixed nuts moisten the Large Intestines to relieve constipation and other dryness symptoms.
½ cup brown rice
½ cup rolled oats
⅓ cup millet
1 cup pumpkin puree
6 cups of plant-based milk
*For a high-protein and non-vegan option, use bone broth.
4 tbsp tahini
1 bid handful of spinach
Sea salt, to taste
4 additional tbsp tahini
1-2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp soy sauce
Elix Cycle Balance Tincture
4 tbsp mixed nuts
Soak brown rice overnight. (You can skip soaking if you are using the porridge setting of a rice cooker for this recipe.)
In a pot, cook all grains, pumpkin puree, milk, and tahini together until it reaches a porridge consistency. Add more liquid if the porridge is too thick or still not cooked; cook for longer or add more oats if the porridge is too thin.
Season with sea salt and/or other preferred seasonings.
In a bowl, mix tahini with warm water, soy sauce, and your Elix Cycle Balance Tincture to make a topping for the porridge. Right before serving, add in the spinach and cook for 1 more minute.
Top with nuts. Serve warm.