I originally got the recipe through a girlfriend’s book “Changing Habits, Changing Lives“/ Cyndi O’Meara, which has been a nutritional resource for our family over the years. This particular wholesome breakfast, interestingly, always seems to be welcomed in our house. It is requested above and beyond regular porridge, rolled rice porridge, or barley porridge etc.

It is also particularly easy if you have a rice cooker or steamer as you can prepare it the night before and then just reheat in the morning. Try it and see what you think. Being brown rice I find that it also curbs sugar cravings during the day (not that I EVER get sugar cravings, ha ha – actually, show me any fatigued parent that doesn’t!!!!).

Brown Rice Congii

Ingredients you will need:

–          2 cups of Brown Rice (vary the quantity depending on the size of your tribe)
–          Enough water to cover and cook the rice, you will most likely need to add some additional water half way through cooking.
–          4 Apples diced
–          ½ cup of dates( sliced in to small pieces) or sultanas


Throw rice, fruit and water into your rice cooker and leave until the rice is tender and soft (for at least 60 minutes). If you do cook it over night simply reheat it for 10 minutes in the morning ie. to really enjoy this delicious breakfast it is best served warm.

There is also diversity in how you can serve this morning feast.  Simon loves the conjii as is, whilst the boys and I find it a little heavy on its own and we like to halve our serve then mix it with organic rice puffs.

For serving you may like to try;

–        Apple juice, Soy or Rice Milk (if you are going to mix in Flax Seed Oil, do so before you add the milk )
–        Honey to taste
–        Sliced almonds and sesame seeds
–         A spoonful of Yoghurt

It is so nice to wake up in the morning to a breakfast that is all ready for you and so nutritious.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer: The information and reference materials contained on the Well Adjusted WEBSITES, NEWSLETTERS AND ANY OTHER PROGRAM are intended solely for the general information of the reader. The information contained is for discussion purposes only and is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. The information contained herein is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given health issue, nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgement of a physician for any given health issue. The major limitation of informational resources contained herein is the inability to take into account the unique circumstances that define the health issues of any patient. Please consult your health care provider for medical advice.