Congee otherwise known as rice porridge is very popular in the Far East.
When I was a child and would get sick my mother would make me eat this. I rejected it as I wanted to be like a modern Westerner and that eating this sort of food wasn't part of the image. Years later after undertaking training as a physician of Oriental medicine and truly understanding the important of food on health I changed my mind and now advocate to all my patients to get into congee as an important part of a health giving lifestyle.
Andrew Sterman, a professional musician, specialist in Qigong, and Chinese dietary medicine and herbs. Here is a link to his blog site with information on the benefits of congee and how to make it : Congee for Health