I did it. I did it. I did it.

I made something and Ernie actually CLEANED his bowl! It was a simple chicken congee.

I used to sometimes used boxed chicken broth but this time when I bought it, we found it to be somewhat bitter. So this time I tried a slow cooker. I used one cup of Nishiki rice, a teaspoon of kosher salt (needed a lot more), two boneless, skinless chicken breasts and added eight cups of water. Yep, plain old water. I put it on high and let it go, mmmm, roughly 4-5 hours. The chicken breast shredded easily with a fork. I threw some frozen peas in and put a drizzle of soy sauce (about a teaspoon) on top. Boneless chicken breast can be somewhat unforgiving but this was perfect.

Sweet, sweet victory. It wasn’t a huge bowl but he ate it all. ALL. And there’s lots more for tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Sweet victory

  1. I am so happy for you guys! This is great. Something I wondered if I should mention in my post on FB is that, when the digestion is spastic, sometimes we need more salt. This is a macrobiotic idea. So I think the soy sauce here was really smart. Yay, Ernie! And yay, Cynthia! This is so hard… just the constantly changing landscape of what might be palatable.