Chinese Mung Bean Porridge

(Last Updated on March 19, 2024 by Amiee)

Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) says that mung beans are cold food and have the effect of clearing heat and detoxifying. In the summer, mung bean porridge is a nice recipe for relieving heat. Then it is not suitable for people who are sick or who have a weak constitution to eat more mung beans.

China’s porridge culture with a history of thousands of years was born together with food culture.  Simple rice combined with different ingredients can adapt to natural seasonal changes to nourish the body and get healthy. The premise is that we must understand the nature of the ingredients and match them properly.

Cooking Notes

  • Polished round-grained rice which grows in the northeast area of China is better for porridge.  It makes porridge more sticky and nutritious.
  • It is better to soak ingredients before cooking porridge. Also, we can let mung beans cook fully, then add them to the rice, then press the porridge button of the rice cooker
  • It is not suitable to cook mung beans with iron pots, it will make the soup black and harmful to the body.

Equipment

Rice cooker  or pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 30 gram polished round-grained rice
  • 20 gram red bean
  • 2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Washed the mung bean and rice, then add them and  water to a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
  2. Press the porridge button, and serve warm when the program is completed.

Chinese Mung Bean Porridge

Chinese summer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2

Equipment

  • electric pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 30 gram polished round-grained rice
  • 20 gram red bean
  • 2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Washed mung bean and rice, then add them and  water to a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
  • Press the porridge button, serve it when program completed.
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