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Guest Post: Nourishing Coconut-Rice Pudding (Lactation Porridge)

– Nourishing Rice Porridge –

  • 3/4 cup Sushi Rice  (Tapioca, Oats or another rice can be used add more or less liquid as needed)

  • 1 cup water, more if necessary

  • 2 cans Full Fat Coconut Milk

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons High Quality Unflavored Gelatin

  • 3-4 farm fresh eggs

  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt

  • Butter or Coconut Manna for serving

For Sweet Porridge, or Dessert-y Pudding

  • Honey, Maple Syrup or Sweetener of Choice, About 1/3 cup per batch more or less to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • orange zest, toasted coconut, nuts, dried fruit, a drizzle of Pomegranate Molasses

  1. In a medium sized heavy bottomed pot combine the rice, water and coconut milk.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  3. Simmer and occasionally stir for one hour or until thick and soft. Add water to prevent scorching. (You can pulverize the rice in a blender to reduce cooking time.)

  4. Add one or two tablespoons of gelatin to 1/3 cup of water. (or reserved coconut milk so that you don’t dilute your porridge too much) Allow to rest at least five minutes. Stir to remove lumps.

  5. Temper the eggs into the porridge – Remove one or two ladles of porridge and place it into a bowl. Crack one egg at a time into this bowl of hot porridge thoroughly mixing in between each egg. Once you have cracked all of your eggs add another ladle full of hot porridge to the egg mixture.

  6. Add the gelatin mixture to the egg and porridge mixture.

  7. Combine the egg/porridge mixture back to your pot one ladle full at a time, stirring to prevent clumping.

  8. Add your sugar or sweetener, dried fruit and spices. Serve warm.

For Pregnant Women and Small Children – Consider adding additional high quality farm fresh egg yolks, grass fed butter and raw dairy to your diet. If you have dairy allergies, coconuts, coconut milk and coconut manna are the best alternatives to raw milk. Real coconut milk (without additives) is the closest thing to breast milk as far as PH, fat and nutrient content is concerned. (I am NOT recommending this as a substitution for infants.) Liver, eggs, leafy greens, bone broth and full fat dairy are especially important for growing fetuses and growing children as well. The fats found in coconuts, grass fed butter, meat and egg yolks are packed with the fats that are advertised on formula’s and baby foods as “brain building.” Anything processed is not as nutritious as a natural whole food, although I prefer organic, raw cows milk I use coconut milk a lot for cooking. (Since boiling the milk would pasteurize it of its healthy enzymes, I do not like to waste the investment) Adding liver and greens to your diet can be a little harder than simply adding  grass-fed butter and egg yolks to your yummy porridge!

Lactation Porridge-  For nursing mothers using oats, flax or amaranth can be beneficial for boosting your milk supply but remember to soak your oats overnight! Add some Brewers yeast (approximately 2 teaspoons, or to taste.)  for some amazing lactation porridge!

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