20 Min Medicinal Rice Bowl for the Stomach

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  • 8 ingredientsPrep: 10 minsCook: 20 mins
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    Alice Sun

    Sep 30, 2022

    As a Libra September baby, it’s not shocker that fall is my FAVORITE season. Apple cider, pumpkin pie, warm spices, and soup season — what’s not to love?! I’m going to miss the change of the seasons when I move to LA next year so I’m trying to take advantage of all the fall traditions, especially when it comes to cooking.

    This one pot medicinal rice dish screams fall but the best part is how soothing it is on the stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine, chestnuts are crucial for nourishing the spleen and stomach, tonifying the kidney, strengthening the brain and tendons, circulation, and resolving Inflammation. The science behind chestnuts also point to how helpful it is in these areas, as chestnuts are high in fiber, manganese, vitamin C and B6, and copper.

    Kabocha squash is the pumpkin I’m using here, which has tons of benefits as well. In Chinese medicine this pumpkin helps to circulate blood, disperse cold, clear out dampness and phlegm, making it ideal for your body as we’re transitioning into colder temperatures.

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