Tonifying Congee Recipe

Presented by: Sarah Mulligan

Sweet Barley and Long Yan Rou Congee Crockpot Recipe


  • 1 cup Barley (Mai Ya)
  • 5 cups Water (Shui)
  • 1 Tbsp Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Honey (Feng Mi)
  • 9 pieces of Long Yan Rou
  • 1tsp Nutmeg (Rou Dou Kou)
  • 1tsp Cinnamon (Rou Gui)
  • Add all ingredients into the crockpot. Cook on Low for 2 hours. Turn down to warm for another 2-4 hours.
  • Delicious to eat warm or cold.


Properties of the Ingredients:

  • Barley: Neutral/Sweet, Salty/Tonify Qi, Blood, and Yin. Drain damp, resolve water accumulation, eliminates toxins
  • Molasses: Warm/Sweet/Tonify Qi and Blood
  • Honey: Neutral/Sweet/Tonify Qi and Yin. Regulates blood. Eliminates toxins
  • Long Yan Rou: Warm/Sweet/Tonify Blood. Nourish blood and Calms Spirit
  • Nutmeg: Warm/Pungent/Tonify Yang. Tonify Qi. Circulates Blood, disperses cold
  • Cinnamon: Hot/Sweet, Pungent/Tonify Qi, Yang, circulates blood, disperse cold, dries damp