Tuesday, February 23, 2016

健康八宝营养粥 Heathy 8 Treasures Porridge

I love eating congee ever since childhood days. It gives me co much comfort to gulp down a huge bowl of any type of warm congee and feeling the warm congee gliding its way into tummy. 

Today I am sharing this recipe to the porridge fans who also share the same food interest as me. In this recipe, I used lotus nuts instead of gingko nuts as I happened to run out of it. Either way, both of them have their nourishing and health properties which are commonly used in chinese cooking. The only set back to me is bitter after taste of the lotus nuts as compared to that of gingko nuts. All in all the porridge turned out as yummy as I hoped.

Heathy 8 Treasure Porridge

Ingredients 材料(A)
1 Cup White Rice 白米
1 Cup Brown Rice 糙米
8 pcs Chinese Mushrooms 花菇 (diced 切丁)
20g Lily Bulbs 百合
20g Gingko Nuts 白果/ Lotus Nuts 莲子
30g Peanuts 花生米
1 Medium Potato 马铃薯 (diced 切丁)
1 Medium Sweet Potato 地瓜 (diced 切丁)
100g Carrot 红萝卜 (grated 磨碎)
10g fresh ginger 生姜 (chopped coarsely 切碎)
2Lit Water 清水

(B) Seasoning 调味酱料
2 Tsp Mushroom Powder 香菇粉
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil 麻油
2 Tsp Salt 盐
1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce 酱清
Pepper to taste 胡椒粉

Method 做法
Combine white and brown rice together and soak overnight in the freezer. Defrost and drain.

Soak lily bulbs, peanuts and gingko nuts overnight in freezer. Drefrost and drain.

Soak chinese mushroom for an hour to soften. Drain and dice.

Transfer 1.7 Liter water and the ingredients (A) into a pot and cook with medium heat until it starts to boil. Lower the heat and allow the porridge to simmer until cook and soften to your preferred consistency. Add sesame oil and stir to incorporate.

Continue to stir the porridge frequently to loosen it to prevent it from getting burnt. Stir in more water whenever necessary.

Add seasonings till incorporated. Allow the porridge to simmer another 15 mins before serving.

Notes :

The process of soaking the ingredients like rice, lily bulbs, gingko nuts and peanuts and freeze it overnight helps to soften the them thus utilize shorter cooking time. I personally like this method very much especially when its used in porridge cooking.

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