• 30g fresh melon skin
• 10g ginger, sliced
• 10g carrots, sliced
• 300g rice
• Water, as needed
Prepare the melon skin soup by boiling the skin in water for 30 minutes. Discard the melon skin.
In a claypot or slow cooker, add the soup, ginger, carrots and rice.
Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then turn down heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice turns to porridge.
Note: This porridge aids in weight management by nourishing the spleen qi and promoting urination.
•Source: Dr Clement Ng, a volunteer TCM physician with the diabetes clinic at Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution