ASPARAGUS, GINGER & BLACK PEPPER CREAM OF RICE SOUP
How to Make Asparagus, Ginger & Black Pepper Cream of Rice Soup
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Grind the rice into powder or use cream of rice.
2. Add the rice to 5c water and bring to a boil.
3. Add the other ingredients. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
4. Cook about 15-20 min until all asparagus and rice are tender.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Ojas building but Kapha pacifying, asparagus increases mucous; both ginger and black pepper help to expectorate it.
WHAT IS ASPARAGUS, GINGER & BLACK PEPPER CREAM OF RICE SOUP?
A simple rice congee great for late spring colds and congestion. Like chicken soup but without the heaviness of chicken. Black pepper stimulates circulation and lightens the step. Discovered at Congee Village, a Chinese Restaurant in Manhattan, NY on Bowery St.
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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Asparagus, Ginger & Black Pepper Cream of Rice Soup
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a
lesser degree. Astringents.
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Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Asparagus, Ginger & Black Pepper Cream of Rice Soup
Salt (Mineral Salt)
Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, General-laxative, Soothes-throat, Digestive, Rebuilds-fluids, Stool-softener, Flushes-sinuses, Sialogogue, Strengthens-resolve
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Carminative, Galactagogue, Stomachic, Decongestant, Sialogogue, Vasodilator
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Strengthens-resolve, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Cholagogue, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, General-laxative, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Digestive, Stool-softener
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Galactagogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Soothes-throat, Carminative, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stool-softener, Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Stomachic, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Decongestant, General-laxative, Cardiac-stimulant
Dill has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Stomachic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Carminative, Galactagogue, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Asparagus, Ginger & Black Pepper Cream of Rice Soup
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Vasodilator
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Bitter Orange Peel
Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Digestive, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Cholagogue
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Carminative, Digestive
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Stomachic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy
Mustard Poultice has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator
Osha has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Cardiac-stimulant
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics
His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Dear Nix - The rustic, hearty flavor of brown rice will easily overwhelm the delicate flavors here. I wholeheartedly support adding more water for a mushier consistency! thanks for the tips. Best, -John
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I wonder if I could subsitute the rice with cauliflower? Anyone else tried with cauliflower?
- Wilma Wagner, Houston 08-02-16