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Millet Congee

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Millet and pork are moistening to the lungs. Shitake mushrooms have been
shown to have beneficial effects on the immune system, and may even prevent
growth of certain kinds of cancers. This soupy stew is wonderful as a general qi
tonic for people who live in desert climates or who tend to have dry throats.

½ cup millet
8 cups water
1Tbsp grated fresh ginger

1 boneless pork chop finely sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
1 apple peeled, seeded and diced
¼ lb shitake mushrooms, sliced
¼ lb white or brown mushrooms sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Bring water to boil in a large pot. Add millet and ginger. Reduce heat to very
low, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1-11/2 hours until the mixture is about
the texture of oatmeal.

Saute the onion in a Tbsp. of olive oil until it becomes translucent and begins to
smell sweet. (about 5 minutes) Add the apple and both types of mushrooms and
saute another 5 minutes.

Add the onion, apple and mushroom mixture along with the pork to the millet
mixture, and simmer for 10 minutes until the pork is cooked through.

Adjust the seasonings adding salt, pepper, and additional ginger to taste. Serve
immediately in large bowls.