96 Black Sticky Rice, Red Date, and Lotus Seed Porridge

96 Black Sticky Rice, Red Date, and Lotus Seed Porridge

96 Black Sticky Rice, Red Date, and Lotus Seed Porridge

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96 Black Sticky Rice, Red Date, and Lotus Seed Porridge

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of black sticky rice, rinsed and soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup of red dates, soaked in water
  • 1/2 cup of lotus seeds, soaked in water
  • 1/4 cup of dried longan berries, pitted
  • A pinch of rock or brown sugar (optional)
  • 4-6 cups of water

DIRECTIONS

Step 1
In a deep pot add the water, black sticky rice, and lotus seeds. Cook over high heat until the water boils. Continue to boil for 10 minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium-low, put the lid on the pot, and let it simmer.
Step 2
Continue to let the porridge simmer for 30 minutes. Then add the red dates and brown sugar. Keep cooking until the rice is completely soft and the porridge is nice and thick. Then add the longan berries, return the lid to the pot, turn off the heat, and let the longan berries heat all the way through and serve.
Step 3
While you are cooking the porridge, you can add more water if most of it has boiled away before the rice becomes soft. If you don’t add sugar, when you serve the porridge, squeeze a little honey or sprinkle some other sweetener over the top.