1/07/2008

Rice Porridge with Seven Herbs


This is the porridge , traditional breakfast we have in the morning of January 7th. The seven herbs ( or grasses ) are believed to remove evil from the body and prevent illness throughout the year. The seven herbs ( Spring version) are
Seri(Japanese Parsley), Suzuna(Turnip ), Nazuna(Shepherd's-Purse) , Hotokenoza(Henbit), Suzushiro(Radish ) , Gogyo, Hakobera(Chickweed) .
Practically, this is good for the stomach, which is tired from New Year's feast and alcohol drinks.
Also, in old days, these grasses were good supplements to correct Vitamin C deficiency. My stomach was soothed by this very well and therefore, I became hungry before regular lunch time today.

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