Project Description

Chinese Red Bean Rice Porridge


I think I can’t live without porridge or soup every day. For breakfast, porridge is always the protagonist. Porridge with various ingredients can supplement nutrition and strengthen the body.

Among the kinds of  red bean recipes, red bean porridge is the simplest. It only requires rice, red beans, water, a pressure cooker, and half an hour time. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, red beans are good for heart. Red beans are often paired with barley to remove wet qi from the body. But if your digestive function is not good, it is better not to eat or eat less beans.

Cooking notes:

  • Polished round-grained rice which growed in northeast of China is better for porridge.  It makes porridge more sticky and nutritious.
  • You should soak the rice before making porridge, so that the porridge is cooked faster and tastes better.


30 gram polished round-grained rice

20 gram red bean

2 cup water


  1. Wash rice and red beans, Add them to a pressure cooker, soak for half an hour or more.
  2. Press the porridge button, serve it after about 35 minutes.