Chinese Beauty Congee (Detox)

Chinese Beauty Congee (Detox)


As I aged, I have became more cautious of food I choose to eat and I also got interested into Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine had existed for so many years for a reason. Each food has its function and if we use them intelligently, it could help us to enhance our health and cure our body. I have used this congee recipe as my breakfast, it helped me to detox and expel toxins out of my body.  I feel more energized, better skin and also loose some weight. For those who are interested by Chinese medicine, I have listed the benefits of each ingredient down below.




  • Glutinous rice 2/8 cup
  • Millet 1/8 cup
  • Black rice 1/8 cup
  • Pearl Barley 1/8 cup
  • Adzuki bean (red bean) 1/8 cup
  • Chinese red dates a pinch
  • Goji a pinch
  • Brown sugar in piece (I use ½ – 1 piece depending on your liking)


  1. Soak all grain and rice overnight (optional, but this save me time soak them in advance for next day cooking time)
  2. Wash all your grain and rice a few time
  3. Boil 9-10 cup of water depending the consistency you like
  4. Once water boiled, add all grain and rice including Goji and red dates
  5. Cook for about 1 hr, between medium low to low fire. To save time, you could also use pressure cooker 45min-50min
  6. Add sugar
  7. ready to serve


  1. Here are some of the benefits of the congee ingredients. If you wish to know more, please read the references below.
    1. Glutinous rice: provide warm energy in body, good for weak stomach condition person
    2. Millet: remove humidity inside body, strengthen the spleen and nourish liver
    3. Black rice: reinforcing body fluid, tonify kidney and make blood flow smoothly, help to cure; white hair, dizzy, anemia and constipation
    4. Pearl Barley: tonify lung, expel toxins, remove dampness and cool body
    5. Adzuki bean (red bean): resolve toxin and expel pus
    6. Chinese red dates: improve immunity, decrease level of cholesterol in your bloodstream, which helps to protect liver
    7. Goji: strengthen kidney, anti-aging effect and reduce blood sugar


References: (for further reading):




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